Child Hookworm 3,5th?

, my child might get hookworm when playing with sand. There are also rashes at some points on the feet and spreads. What effective medicine for the infection is that.

1 Answer:

Good evening, thanks for the question

Complaints of a winding rash that spread after a history of playing in the sand may be caused by hookworm infection, called Cutaneus Larva Migrans. Cutaneus Larva Migrans (Creeping Eruption) is a skin disorder in the form of inflammation in the form of linear or winding, arising and progressive, which is caused by invasion of hookworm larvae originating from dogs and cats. Transmission of this disease through direct contact with larvae.

Complaints are generally in the form of itching and heat at the site of infection. At the beginning of the infection, nodular skin abnormalities are then followed by lesions in the form of linear or winding.
winding that continues to spread lengthwise. Complaints are felt about four days after exposure.

Risk factors for Cutaneus Larva Migrans are:
1. People who walk barefoot.
2. Often in contact with soil or sand.

Handling this condition is by giving worm medicine based on doctor's recommendation and prescription. In pediatric patients the dose needs to be adjusted according to body weight. Therapy is given for 2-3 days according to the type of drug regimen given. To reduce the symptoms in patients can be sprayed Ethyl Chloride at the location of skin disorders, but this does not kill worm larvae.

Make further consultation with the doctor to get adequate treatment. Outcome of this disease is classified as very good because it is self-limited, for the most part
larvae die and lesions improve in 2-8 weeks. To prevent similar complaints, patients are always advised to wear footwear and gloves when carrying out activities that come into contact with the ground, such as gardening, playing, and others.

That's all, hope you can help
Wassalam.

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