Can I Repeat Giving Worm Medicine To A 2-year-old Child Only 2 Months Later?
. I want to ask r nMy son is 2 years and a half. R nWhen it was said that in August there was a worm medication and vitamin A r nnah finally “this my child likes to scratch ” (the anus and groin area. r nI’m afraid my child will get worms r nIn the middle of November I buy a combantrin. r nWas the safe distance for giving worm medicine in August at the puskesmas and in November it is given a combantrin ???
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Worms is a disease characterized by worm infections in a person's body. This condition can not only attack children but also adults. If there are various types of worms such as roundworms, tapeworms, pinworms and hookworms that can infect humans in various ways, but in general, factors that increase a person's risk of being exposed to intestinal worms are:
Consuming infected food and drinks
Do not use footwear when walking on the ground
Not maintaining overall cleanliness of the hands or body
Live in an area with a low level of cleanliness
Eat undercooked meat or raw vegetables
Regarding your question, giving a worm medicine every 6 months is actually a form of prevention, especially for children who may still not be too aware of their health and cleanliness so that the risk of intestinal worms is high. But if someone does get worms, the treatment is not once every 6 months. So it really doesn't matter if the distance of worm medicine is only 3-4 months adrift. But you should, if what you consider to be symptoms of intestinal worms persist after one drug administration, have your child consult a pediatrician for further examination and do not do the treatment yourself.
Meanwhile, of course, avoid worm transmission by always washing fruits and vegetables before cooking, then cooking any food ingredients until cooked, separating the meat storage area with other foodstuffs, avoiding walking on the ground barefoot, and making it a habit to wash your hands before eating. So, hopefully answering your question.