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Suggest deworming medication for a child

Hello sir my 7 year old son is having lot itching due to worms at the location of stool . I have also seen thin white color of worms at the location , can you please give some medicine advice. He is also underweight (16Kg), we give him albendazole every six months, kindly advice
Tue, 8 Jan 2019
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General & Family Physician 's  Response

You can give Albendazole at night and repeat the dose after to weeks. Make sure that the nails are cut short to prevent worm infestation. If symptoms persists better to consult a paediatrician and chose alternatives like praziquantel.

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

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Dr Shinas Hussain, General & Family Physician
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