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How are intestinal worms treated?

Medications and following a few preventive tips is all you need to fight intestinal worms.

The treatment of worms with medications is safe and works well. Deworming once every six months is sufficient to prevent intestinal worms. According to Dr Swati Dave, Nutritionist and Dietician, Ahmedabad, all children (both boys & girls) in the age group of 1-14 years are administered with tabs such as mebendazole & albendazole to treat intestinal worms. Although deworming drugs kill adult worms, they do not kill the eggs. And this is the reason, you need to repeat the dose every six months without fail. Read: Intestinal worms know the symptoms.

In addition to this, hygiene and diet play a key role in the prevention of intestinal worms.

Hygiene: Following hygiene and sanitation is the first and foremost tip to prevent most stomach complications.

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  • Wear slippers & shoes when outdoors without fail.
  • Wash your undergarments, bed linens and towels after each use in hot water.
  • Wash your hands frequently, particularly before eating & after using toilets.
  • Use sanitary toilets and do not defecate out.
  • Keep your fingernails short and clean.
  • Avoid scratching or touching the anal area.
  • Deep clean household linens, carpets, upholstery and curtains often.
  • Change bed linen frequently.

Here are 6 expert tips to lower the risk of intestinal worms in kids!

Diet: When it comes to diet, the rule does not change. It is mandatory to follow a well-balanced diet that comprises of fruits, vegetables, milk and wholesome foods. However, in addition to this, there are few tips that you need to follow.

  • Drink plenty of water and other fluids on a regular basis.
  • Wash fruits & vegetables in potable water.
  • Cook your food thoroughly with clean water.
  • Stay away from fatty foods such as butter, cream, and oil until all the worms are removed.
  • Include foods with anti-parasitic properties in your diet. Here are 4 types of foods you need to eat to fight intestinal worms.

If you have intestinal worms or have any symptoms fo the same, do consult your doctor. Following these tips can help you to lower the risk of intestinal worms and its health effects.

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