Appropriate Treatment For Worm Infections In A Child’s Skin?
I want to ask, my child aged 5th has a worm infection on the skin. have taken the doctor and give the ethyl chloride spray u0026amp; combatrin. my question is whether the drug can be effective in killing worm parasites, if it is less effective what medication should be used?
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Pyrantel pamoate is an anti-worm medicine that is indicated for the treatment of pinworm, roundworm and hookworm types. Pyrantel pamoate is used for the treatment of helminth infections in the digestive tract, because almost 85% of the drug is not absorbed, so it is wasted along with feces, the rest is wasted through urine.
Worm infestation on the skin which is also called cutaneus larva migrans is infestation or entry of worms into the skin through soil transmitted helminthes or worm spread through the soil and into the skin. This condition often occurs because the hands or skin in contact with the soil are contaminated from animal feces or human feces with larvae of worms. Cutaneus migrans larvae are often caused by hookworms.
treatment with pyrantel pamoate for hookworms in the intertinal or gastrointestinal tract is safe and effective, but the benefits or effectiveness are not optimal for indications of cutaneous migrans larvae. This is because 85% of the drug is not absorbed by the body. The recommendation as the treatment of choice for cutaneous migrans larvae is albendazole, or thiabendazole or according to the dermatologist's advice for treating the patient.
In connection with your complaint, if your child has been diagnosed with a worm infection on the skin, then treatment with cryotherapy / cold therapy, administration of anticacing drugs and anti-worm ointment is expected to help treat worm infestation on your child's skin. Therefore, you can ask for a second opinion from a dermatologist regarding the treatment of worms on your child's skin. The dermatologist will conduct a direct examination, and confirm the diagnosis to determine the right treatment for your child.
For now, give your child an understanding not to over scratch the skin when itching. Furthermore, give understanding to your child to maintain a healthy body and hands.
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