Children Aged 3 Years Have No Appetite And There Are Small White Worms When Defecating?
Good afternoon Doctor
Thank you for the question.
If there really is a worm that comes out clearly along with the stool, then it is very likely that your child has a worm. Worms itself is indeed one of the causes of thinness and lack of appetite in children. There are many types of worms that can infect children, such as pinworms, tapeworms, hookworms, and so on. These worms can enter the body through contaminated food and drinks, unclean hands, or penetrate the skin (for example, if the child is often active on the ground or sand barefoot).
In addition to thinness and lack of appetite, intestinal worms can also cause children to experience abdominal pain, skin rashes and itching around the anus, bowel obstruction, nausea, vomiting, and symptoms of anemia. However, not only from the symptoms alone, intestinal worms in children should be confirmed again with a comprehensive examination, such as blood tests, feces, ultrasound, and so on. Therefore, you should check your child directly to the doctor or a pediatrician. In addition to worms, children can also be thin and reduced appetite due to genetic factors, intestinal inflammation, chronic infections, allergies or food malabsorption, malnutrition, disorders hormonal, bad eating habits, stress, and so on. By seeing a doctor, of course the possibility of other diseases like this can be identified and treated also earlier.
At this time, do not just carelessly give children medicine, including worm medicine. Instead, focus first on the following trick:
Keep the child clean and the surrounding environment. Teach children to take regular and clean bathing, then wear clean clothes, and good footwear when doing activities. Make it a habit to always wash your hands with antiseptic soap before and after every meal, after the toilet, and after contact with dirt.
Give children healthy food, processed clean, and cooked, do not get used to hawking children carelessly
Shorten your nails when it's long
Give children more to drink
Make the process of eating enjoyable, such as by not forcing children to eat, making interesting food dishes for children, accompany children to eat, teach children to eat alone
Control the child's health regularly to the nearest health facility every month
Hope this helps ...