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Avoid brushing with tap water to prevent worms in kids

Read to know what to do to lower the risk of worms in kids.

Written by Bhavyajyoti Chilukoti |Updated : August 3, 2017 6:11 PM IST

No matter how careful you are with the food you eat and water you drink, you can still put your kid at risk of worms. Not many people know that tap water can also cause worms in kids. Deworming in kids is quite common. But what if we told you that you could avoid this altogether with just one step. Here are 7 signs that your child has worms.

Dr Ashok Gowdi, Paediatrician& Neonatologist, Fortis Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi says that avoid brushing with tap water. As children tend to swallow water, using tap water to brush teeth can increase the risk of carrying germs. Water is one of the common carriers of worms. Sometimes the water that we use for drinking isn t as filtered as it should be. While brushing our teeth, we also use water order to gargle. Unlike adults, who do not swallow the water while we gargle our mouth, the case is not the same with kids. Children are still new to the process and take more time to learn the routine habit of spitting the water out while brushing. Tap water contains a good amount of worms which can easily cause harm when inside a kid s body while brushing. You may also like to read are you brushing your teeth the right way?

In such a situation, filtered water is what is recommended to use for brushing teeth, especially in kids. So instead of using tap water, it is wise to keep a bottle of filtered water at the wash basin to lower the risk of germs transferred from the water. Not just this, also make sure your kid washes her hands properly as the hands can also act as a medium of transfer for the germs. Here's all about deworming for kids and adults.

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