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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Being a non-vegetarian, how can I deworm myself?

Query: Hi, I am a non-vegetarian, and I would like to get treatment to clean my stomach for worms or any possible parasites as I eat non-vegetarian food frequently. I weigh around 66kg, so please suggest a good deworming medication. I also take Lactifiber every day to avoid constipation. Please advise if ...  Read Full »


Dr. C. Elanchezhian

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. The doses of deworming medication depend on the type of worm. I have the following suggestions for you- 1) For Ancylostoma, Ascariasis, hookworm, and Trichostrongylus- you can take a tablet of Albendazole 400 mg once. 2)...  Read Full »

Do my symptoms of skin rashes, swelling, difficulty breathing, vision loss, lethargy, and loss of appetite indicate that I have some parasitic or worm infection?

Query: Hello, For the past eight months, I have had symptoms like skin rashes, occasional swollen face, difficulty breathing, vision loss, loss of appetite, lethargy, and lack of energy. I was prescribed medicines for scabies, including antibiotic ointment and ear drops, but none worked. There is no itchin...  Read Full »


Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. It is an allergic rash due to a worm or parasitic infestation with a secondary bacterial infection on the head area. I suggest you take 1. Tablet Zentel (Albendazole) 400 mg only once immediately. 2. Tablet Ivermectin 12 m...  Read Full »

Why has my 11 month old baby not put on weight from the last three months?

Query: Hi doctor, My 11 month old baby has not put on any weight. Her weight is 6.5 kg now. She has been in the same weight with no increase from the past 3 months. She does not eat any other solid or semi-solid food except breast milk. Please advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Deepak Kishore Kaltari

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The amount of food eaten would vary from child to child. Decreased intake, fussy child, and worm infestation are commonest causes for decreased weight gain. I would suggest a deworming for your baby. A single dose of Syrup Albendazole 400 mg will suffice. Also, I wo...  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

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 »

My daughter is very weak, and she is a bad eater. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor,I have two kids, an 11 year old son and a 6 year old daughter. They both frequently complain about pain in their legs, which gets very severe many times and settles on giving them Paracetamol. I feel my daughter is very weak physically, and she refuses to eat everything except junk food...  Read Full »


Dr. Preeti Puranik

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Regarding the leg pain, it can be due to the growth of the bones and muscles in children. These generally settle down with time. Other reason can be vitamin D3 deficiency. So, consult a pediatrician for a check up. Any local cause can be identified after examining. The ...  Read Full »

My son passes motion immediately after eating any food. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 1 year 9 months old. He had severe diarrhea when he was 6 months old. After that, his stomach became very sensitive with chronic indigestion and poor weight gain. He is around 10 kg. His birth weight was 2.7 kg. His diet is very restricted and limited. I give baby formula, r...  Read Full »


Dr. Amit Kumar Modi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Try modifying the child's diet to home-based diet that includes cereals, pulses, vegetables, and fruits. Do not give products like biscuits, chips, and chocolates. You have already investigated for celiac. Now, you can get stool pH and fecal reducing substance tests...  Read Full »

What are the precautions for a tapeworm infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I have severe Crohn's disease, which is not under control. I ate a piece of medium rare steak with tapeworm in it, and I am terrified that I may have got tapeworm infection. I have tried puking, but not much came out as my body does not process things completely before passing it on. I...  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Tapeworm infection occurs by ingesting the eggs, not by an adult worm. The ingested egg complete their life cycle in the host. The symptoms of tapeworm infection are varied, and it depends on the site of infection, for example, seizures in the case of CNS (central nervo...  Read Full »

Can you feel scabies crawling under the skin?

Query: Hello doctor, My fiancé and I moved to a new home and did the renovation five days ago. By the time we both developed skin rashes that looks like scabies, and our four children are safe. We used pinworm ointment and scabies medications to treat it. Symptoms are progressive. My fiancé and I can see...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand the reason for your anxiety regarding this problem. The pinworm does not infect skins; it is usually found in stools. You and your family are infected with two types of worms: pinworm, which is often found in the stool, and another worm in the ski...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter, who is 2 years and 7 months is complaining of mild "stomach pain" around the navel area for the past two weeks. Because of the current pandemic situation, we are somewhat hesitant about taking her physically to a doctor. The pain, which comes on and off, comes 3 to 4 time...  Read Full »


Dr. Amit Kumar Modi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Syrup Zentel (Albendazole) 10 ml single one dose at night (to deworm). Syrup Rantac (Ranitidine) 5 ml twice a day before food (for gastritis pain). Syrup Cyclopam (Paracetamol and Dicyclomine) 5 ml when required for acute pain abdomen.  Read Full »

My 5-year-old daughter creates teeth cluttering sounds at night. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 5 years old and recently started making teeth clattering noise during sleep at night. We have never got deworming done for her. The doctor suggested giving 400 mg of Albendazole syrup around two weeks back, but the problem still persists. Should we give a dose of Bandy p...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please note that there is no relation between teeth clattering and deworming. I would rather get her teeth examined to know if there are any dental caries or any malpositioning issues. These are some of the causes for the child to feel some sort of irritation in the tee...  Read Full »

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