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Suggest cure for sickness in the stomach with anal itching

My 4 year old girl (living in remote jungle area) has history of belly pains which is usually relieved with the routine de-worming (3 day milky drink treatment)(every six months or so). She began complaining with belly pain again...so we gave her the treatment but no change this time began vomiting, fever and then some diahrea. With no Doctors around we gave her an herbal tincture course of treatment from our chinese medicine doc. friend. worked wonders in 3 days she is better... but only to the next day of extreme anal itching, swelling and redness(nights only) (3 nights in a row now). Is there something I can ask for from our local pharmacy that can help with this???
Wed, 9 Jan 2019
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hi,

The history is very very much suggestive of enterobius vermicularis infestation, which is a very common worm infestation, especially in children. Usually, it is not dangerous but causes discomfort to the child as it causes itching in on the anal region. I would suggest albendazole or mebendazole for this but you need to see your doctor to rule out other causes as well as to give the proper dosage according to the weight of the child.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Muhammad Zahir Shah,
Internal Medicine Specialist
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