Why Is A Child Who Has Taken Worm Medicine But Still Has Worms Too?
night. I have a child almost 3 years old. my child is worming when the chapter comes out with his bead. then I give Combantrin worm medicine, but I have seen the chapters again every week, there is still a creamy worm that is out of life. what good is taking worm medicine? Can you take worm medication for a week? thanks in advance.
Hello Ms. Uzmania
The product that you convey is a trademark which has the active ingredient pyrantel pamoate in it, where the drug can help treat pinworm, roundworm and hookworm. The effect of this drug is to immobilize the worm, so that eventually the worm will come to the body when defecating, so there is a possibility that the worm will be able to stay alive because the worm is only disabled
The drug pyrantel pamoate is consumed only once (in accordance with the recommended dosage) and if it turns out that the condition has not improved after a few days later, the mother is expected to take her child to the pediatrician so that further assessment can be done.
Because the administration of drugs in large doses or repeatedly can affect the health of the child itself, where pyrantel pamoat can cause some side effects such as loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, rashes on the skin, excessive sweating, headaches and so on .
On the other hand there are various factors that cause why intestinal worms do not go away, such as:
The worms that come out are actually worms that have been paralyzed by the drugs given that come out during bowel movements, so there is a possibility that the worms are still alive. The cleanliness of the body, the environment, and the types of food consumed have not been properly maintained, so even though worms in the body have been eradicated with drugs, but if it turns out that inadvertently swallowing food that has been contaminated with worm eggs, then it does not rule out the child will be re-exposed to worms. too high a dose can cause various side effects but the administration of a low dose can cause resistance or the lack of benefits obtained from the treatment. The administration of the drug is not according to the indications, as stated above, pyrantel pamoat can help to overcome pinworm, gelworms g, hookworm, but if it turns out the type of worm that infects your child is not included in the indications of pyrantel pamoat, the worm may not be affected by the drug. That is why checking your child to the doctor certainly needs to be done to further assess the health condition of your child, namely through a series of physical examinations and if necessary it may be done fecal examination, to ensure the types of worms / worm eggs in the digestive tract. That way you can determine what treatment is most appropriate to give to your child
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