Giving Worm Medicine To Children Who Are Coughing Colds?

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Hay I think my child can cough a cold and can be given worm medicine

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Good afternoon, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Wormy disease is a disease where there are worms with certain species in a person's body. This disease often infects people in tropical regions, such as Indonesia. People with intestinal worms can cause symptoms in the form of anal itching, weight loss, diarrhea, fatigue and lack of red blood cells.


Among the factors that increase a person's risk of getting worms are:

Not washing your hands diligently
Eating foods that are not cooked thoroughly
Walk barefoot
Does not store food properly
Do not wash food before cooking


If someone suspects that they have worms, the doctor may ask the patient to test the stool, look for worm eggs by placing a special bandage on the anal area, or using ultrasound and X-rays if necessary. After being diagnosed, then the doctor will give worm medicine.


The worm medicine you mention in the title contains pyrantel pamoate, and is indeed one of the most commonly used deworming medicines. In general, your question can also be interpreted as what are the contraindications for deworming. Contraindications are conditions where a person should not be given certain medical treatment or actions. And so far, coughs and colds are not a contraindication to giving pyrantel pamoate. Pyrantel pamoate contraindications are those who have allergies to it. So that it's easy, your child can take the worm medicine even if they have a cough and cold.


Even so, if your child is taking certain cough and cold medicines, or your child has not had time to see a doctor about their condition, you should first take your child to a pediatrician so that handling is controlled. Your pediatrician also needs to make sure that your child has worms before he can be given deworming.


Meanwhile, continue to teach your children to live a healthy lifestyle by increasing the consumption of fruits, vegetables and other nutritious foods such as meat, cheese, milk, eggs, tofu and tempeh, exercising regularly and drinking lots of water. To prevent worms from recurring, avoid going to dirty places such as swamps, muddy land, etc. without footwear. Always wash your hands before and after eating, and also clean and cook food for you and your family until it's cooked. We wish you and your family good health.


That's all, hope it helps.


dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa

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