Deworming

Deworming is a procedure that involves giving antihelmintic drugs to the individuals affected with parasitic infections due to roundworm, tapeworm, flukes, and other intestinal worms. It is necessary to practice deworming twice a year or every six months.

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How to treat vaginal itching in a 3-year-old?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter will be 3 by next month. There is itching in her vagina and she scratches it once or twice in a week. Her hygiene is good so far and we are not sure why this is happening. We have not done any deworming so far, and therefore, we are trying for that now. The moment we think ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vijaykumar Mundeshi

General Practitioner, Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This age group children are prone to urinary infections. Though obvious symptoms of urine infection may not be apparent, I suggest you to get urine routine or urine culture tests done to rule out urinary infection. Also, please visit your pediatrician once with the ur...  Read Full »

What can be the cause of pain around the navel in babies?

Query: My daughter (aged 2 years 7 months) is complaining of a mild "stomach pain" around the navel area for the past 2 weeks. Because of the current pandemic situation we are somewhat hesitant about taking her physically to a doctor. The pain - which comes on & goes 3-4 times a day - lasts for a few ...  Read Full »


Dr. Amit Modi

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Syp Zentel 10ml single one dose at night ( to deworm) Syp Rantac 5 ml twice a day before food ( for Gastritis pain) Syp Cyclopam 5ml sos for acute pain abdomen.  Read Full »

How to improve my body weight?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 26 years old. My weight has been ranging between 54 kg and 55 kg for the last four years. My height is 5'8". I am taking good food, but have lean body. What I should do? Please help me to improve my body weight. I started doing masturbation by the age of 13. I used to ejaculate for at...  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pain Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, I think you might be having some hormonal issue, which is the reason for your lean muscular body. So, we need to check the hormonal imbalance you are having now. For that I recommend the following tests. FBS (fasting blood sugar). PPBS (postprandial blood sugar). TS...  Read Full »

My son is 4.5 years old. He is complaining of a weird tickling feeling. Please help.

Query: Dear Doctor, My son is 4.5 years old. Since the last 2 months, he is complaining about a weird tickling feeling in stomach, penis and anus. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Suneetha B S

Diabetologist, Family Physician, Microbiologist, Nutritionist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you give him deworming medicine regularly? These symptoms may sometimes indicate worms in the intestinal tract. Give him zentel syrup (it contains albendazole) 5mL at bedtime for 2 days. It is available as a 10ml bottle. Give 5ml on one night and the remaining 5ml on ...  Read Full »

Why is my daughter's growth not normal?

Query: Hi doctor,Today, I took my 4.8 years old daughter, who is about 13 kg weight and 94 cm height, to a free growth screening camp. The Doctor has suggested the following laboratory tests. LFT, KFT, TSH, CBC, P/S, ESR, vitamin D3, TTG, IgA level, urine and stool routine. She has also prescribed Bandy P...  Read Full »


Dr. Sirisha

Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your daughter's weight and height are just on the lower side of normal. At this age, if everything else is normal, then height is usually constitutional or genetic, which depends on parental weight and height. They might have the growth spurt later. ...  Read Full »

How to get rid of stomach worms?

Query: Hello doctor, My child is 6.5 years old. Recently, a worm came out of her mouth alive of about 5 to 8 cm long without vomit. Doctor gave her Bandy plus and told to repeat the dosage after 14 days. Please suggest whether it is a tapeworm. What are the investigations you would like to suggest for her...  Read Full »


Dr. Sirisha

Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Worms in tummy are quite common in children. Please give the medication as directed by your doctor. Most of the times it gets resolved. But, if it is persisting, then we may have to repeat the course or give alternate medicine. There are many kinds of worms and it woul...  Read Full »

What causes stomachache and diarrhea in a 9-year-old?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 9 year old. Four days before he had stomach pain and loose motion. He passed loose motion for about 2-3 times a day. We gave him Anafortan syrup for stomach pain. Next day he felt better. Today again he has light stomach pain and went potty but not too loose. I again I have gi...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to cliniq.com. I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine health concerns. There are a lot of reasons for the pain in abdomen. I feel sad to hear about your son. Reasons may be any of the following: Indigestion - Gastroenteritis due to...  Read Full »

Is apple cider vinegar suggested for deworming pinworms?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31-year-old female. I think I have pinworms. My butt (perineal and anus area) kept vibrating like a cellphone, about once every two seconds, all day. I started taking probiotics and now it is not as constant, but happens many times a day still. I researched it, and some peopl...  Read Full »


Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I will advise not to use the apple cider vinegar, but garlic and carrots can be taken, and they will help in further elimination of the pinworms. It will come out only through your anus, and not through anywhere else. You have taken the pin...  Read Full »

How to manage constipation in a 4-year-old child?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 4 years and 10 months old. His weight is 16.3 kg, and height is 3'6". He had blood in stool six months ago and was treated with antibiotics. Now he has gas in belly, constipation. He was tested for occult blood in stool was found negative. Deworming was done the previous wee...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1. Please increase water consumption for the child and reduce the amount of bread and bread products that may or may not be consumed. 2. As of now, you can start the child on some laxative like syrup Duphalac (Lactulose) which will help the child to pass stool. Plea...  Read Full »

Does my kid have loose motions due to packaged milk?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 13 months old and 8 kg weight. He is having loose motion over a week. I have given him Oflomac-M and Sporlac tablet twice a day. As he did not suffice, stopped giving him Amul milk and started Isomil. Later he was fine for the next 2 days and when I started back Amul milk since...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepak Patel

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your question in detail and I know that you are very concerned about your child but do not worry. By what you quote it seems that your child has probably got lactose intolerance, resistant stomach infection or worm infestation. I think you should do stool r...  Read Full »

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