Showing posts with label Deworming. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Deworming. Show all posts

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Importance of Deworming in Children

When I was still a kid, I am very afraid of being dewormed.  I pretend to be asleep or I will get out of the house and play in order to skip or delay the activity. I was too skinny then but I ate heavy, my mom suspected that my stomach was infested with parasites.  My playmates scared me by telling stories of worms getting out anywhere from the body, that is why I really cried out loud during deworming periods, lol.   

Only when I became a mother have I known of its importance.  Deworming is deem necessary and never should it be taken lightly.  Eliminating worms help to prevent the illnesses they cause in children.  These hookworm, pinworm, roundworm, tapeworm and whipworm are internal human parasites that affect the general health of our children. Some are too small to be seen by the naked eyes.

It is better to consult a physician if it is your first time to deworm your kid.  He can best evaluate and provide you the correct details on proper dosage and the significance of regular deworming.

I began deworming my kids at age two (2), I gave the dose before bedtime as instructed by their pediatrician.  In the next morning, these worms are usually flushed out.  It is recommended to remove the bedsheets in the morning and the clothes he’s wearing be changed, wash them separately.

Begin teaching kids their personal hygiene in their early age as much as possible. Regularly trim their fingernails and toenails as well, always let them wear their slippers or shoes and educate them why we have to wash our hands, especially before eating.

If you have your pet dog or cat inside the house better deworm them too, for their worm infestation can be passed on to humans.

I do a yearly deworming with my kids, usually during summer time.  What about you, how often do you deworm your kids?