Take Medicine To Treat Pinworms?
Hello good night … I want to ask if I can take anthelmintic before 6 months after drinking, because my family and I have had a worm not even 6 months … Even though I am routine … I don’t want this to happen again … Sometimes sorry my child likes amused because kremina ..? Mksih before ny
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First of all, you need to distinguish between administration of worming for prophylaxis or prevention of intestinal worms and administration of worming for treatment of intestinal worms. Provision of worming every 6 months is a program recommended by the world health agency for the prevention of intestinal worms in countries with high intestinal worms (such as in Indonesia). Giving worm medicine is recommended to be done every 6 months in children under 12 or 14 years. If indeed you and your family have done a doctor's examination and indeed found pinworms, then the doctor will provide worm medicine that aims to treat intestinal worms for you and your family.
Common medications include pyrantel pamoate, albendazole, or mebendazole, and treatment is usually given twice within 2 weeks to completely kill all infections in the gastrointestinal tract. For doses of medication, you should discuss it directly with the doctor who is examining you directly. The dosage especially should really be considered for pediatric patients. Therefore do not give medicines to children without consulting a doctor directly first.
Here are some things you should do as long as you and your family are on treatment:
avoid scratching the butt
avoid thumb sucking (for children) or nail biting habits
make sure you and your family wash your hands thoroughly with soap every morning after waking up, after defecating, and before eating
you and your family are also advised to take a shower every morning (because at night the worms are very active and out of the body)
avoid exchanging clothes with others
change sheets and towels as often as possible (every few days, it would be better if you could be replaced every morning)
cut the nails short
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