The trouble that can affect any family is the worms in children. At the same time, it does not depend either on lifestyle, or on culture, or on material well-being. After all, parasites can penetrate into any organism. And no matter how hard parents try to warn children about the need to wash their hands, it’s all useless. Kids still forget about the rules of hygiene. Therefore, it is extremely important to know how to prevent worms in a child.
Symptoms characteristic of helminthiasis
There are a lot of signs that indicate the presence of parasites in the baby’s body. As a rule, there are several symptoms at once. But to determine exactly whether the prevention of worms in a child is necessary only after passing the analysis.
Doctors distinguish the following symptoms, which most often signal the occurrence of parasites in the baby’s body:
- restless, bad sleep;
- fatigue, weakness, drowsiness;
- constipation or diarrhea;
- pale skin;
- abdominal pain, sometimes accompanied by vomiting, nausea;
- the occurrence of itching in the anus;
- the presence of large dark circles under the eyes;
- elevated temperature;
- the occurrence of dry cough, with no other signs of a cold.
If a child has several symptoms at the same time, it is necessary to take him for examination.
What to do?
If you suspect the presence of parasites in the body, then prevention of worms in children should begin with a visit to the doctor. Drugs, selected on their own, in most cases not only will not help, but can also cause serious harm. Since the wrong therapy leads to the fact that the worms do not die. They begin to migrate to other organs. At the same time create a life-threatening condition. Parasites can crawl into the pancreas, appendix, lungs, liver and even the abdominal cavity. And this leads to more severe and prolonged treatment.
Therefore, before selecting an effective remedy, it is necessary to determine: what kind of worms is parasitic in the body. This can be done only by passing the analysis. At the same time, to obtain a more reliable result, it must be repeated three times.
Prophylaxis of worms in a child with the help of folk remedies is considered quite favorable. However, in its effectiveness it is not comparable with the drug. Of course, certain foods can inhibit the vital activity of parasites. Pumpkin seeds and garlic have such properties. But it should be remembered: folk remedies are not a cure. They can only be an auxiliary method of therapy.
The main treatment regimen
Modern specialists recommend therapy with certain courses. Doctors came to the conclusion that it is necessary to take immediately 2 anthelmintic drugs, with certain interruptions.
Infectionists have developed an effective scheme that allows you to perfectly rid the body of parasites.
It consists of 5 stages:
- Initially prescribed worms tablets for children. The following anthelmintic drugs are suitable for prevention and treatment: Vermox, Mebendazole, Albendazole, and Pyrantel.
- Then enterosorbents are included in the therapy. Effective drugs: "Integnin", "Smekta".
- Further uses the enzyme means: "Creon", "Pancreatin", "Mezim".
- At the fourth stage, it is recommended to take biological preparations: Linex, Bifidumbacterin.
- In conclusion, the child is assigned vitamin and mineral complexes.
This therapy allows you to effectively get rid of worms. However, it helps to reduce the negative effects of drugs on the children's body.
During treatment, the child may have fever, abdominal pain, nausea, and rash. Such a reaction is considered normal. It shows an effective fight against the parasite.
So, what can you give your child to prevent worms? Consider the most effective drugs.
The medicine "Pirantel"
This is a medicine that is allowed to give children from six months. They are provided with excellent treatment and prevention of worms in children. Drugs with similar properties are:
The regimen of pills "Pirantel" is quite simple. It is necessary to take 1 pill. After that, a break is taken for 20 days. After the expiration, use another 1 tablet.
During therapy, parents are recommended to change their bedding daily. At the same time, the new set must be necessarily boiled and ironed. Parasites do not tolerate high temperatures. This causes their doom.
Pyrantel may cause unpleasant side effects, such as pain in the abdomen, disturbed sleep, lack of appetite, and rashes. A remedy is contraindicated in allergic reactions and renal failure.
However, it is this remedy that is the medication most often used for the youngest patients.
Enough effective medication for the prevention of worms in children. It has a wide spectrum of action. In other words, this medicine can fight with various worms. The tool is assigned to children older than two years.
It is very important to strictly observe the dosage that the doctor will prescribe to the child. You should know that exceeding the norm leads to serious complications. If overdose occurs, then the child may experience diarrhea, vomiting, and hyperthermia. Such symptoms are accompanied by hair loss.
Medicines with similar effects on the body:
If prophylaxis from worms in children is required from the year, then Vermox may be prescribed.
Some of the above medications are available in suspensions, which greatly facilitates the reception of the funds by children.
This tool is assigned to children who have reached 2 years of age. The drug is especially effective against the larval forms of cestodes - Echinococcus granulosus and Taenia solium, nematodes, it is prescribed for both mono- and polynonases.
The drug has quite strong properties. In this regard, it can cause severe side effects. It may be normal dry mouth. But sometimes the drug provokes hallucinations, convulsions, and even fever. Therefore, these tablets should be used very carefully and only under the supervision of a physician.
Drugs have a similar pharmacological effect:
Carrot Juice Against Parasites
If there is an assumption about helminthiasis, each parent has a question: “What should I give my child for prevention from worms?” Carrot juice is considered to be quite effective and common. But you should press it yourself.
For 2-3 weeks each morning, it is recommended to give the child, always on an empty stomach, 200 ml of fresh carrot juice. Puree can be a great alternative. For its production will need 2 medium carrots.
Chopped garlic can be added to puree over 2 years old. 1-2 cloves are enough.
However, remember that carrot juice alone will not solve the problem. But at the same time it will be an excellent tool for medical treatment. After all, the product has excellent immunostimulating properties. And parasites, most often, affect those children who have weakened protective functions.
This tool is used to prevent worms in children from time immemorial. It is on the basis of pumpkin seeds created many popular recipes that allow you to fight parasites. And if carrot juice contributes to the activation of the body's defenses, then this product acts on the worms. He literally expels them from the intestines.
However, in order to obtain a favorable result, it is necessary for a long time (at least one month) to regularly apply such a remedy.
Pumpkin seeds in the amount of 100 g is recommended to use on an empty stomach. For kids, this product is better to crush. It is allowed to add a little sugar to it, a small amount of milk.
To achieve the best effect, healers advise: after each use of the seeds, drink castor oil (1 tablespoon). Such a laxative will allow the body to quickly clear out parasites.
Based on this product a lot of wonderful products have been developed.
To combat parasites, children over 5 years old should eat 1-2 cloves before meals.
Babies should prepare the "medicine". To do this, take 3 cloves and pour them with milk - 200 ml. The product is boiled in a water bath for 10 minutes. This "medicine" should be taken on an empty stomach for 10 days, 1 teaspoon.
Babies can use this tool. It is recommended to give a child 1 teaspoon twice a day. However, do not drink it. The crumb consumes butter applied on bread.
But be sure to remember: no matter how effective the traditional methods of treatment may seem, the child necessarily needs medical therapy prescribed by a professional doctor.
To reduce the likelihood of infection by parasites, you should follow the rules of hygiene:
- Be sure to wash your hands after using the toilet and before eating.
- Do not drink raw water. The most dangerous - in open water.
- Do not consume thermally unprocessed foods: meat, fish, caviar.
- Rinse well vegetables, herbs, served raw. They are recommended to be treated with boiling water.
Prevention of worms in a child must necessarily be agreed with the doctor. Most often it is carried out in the spring, in April-May, and in the fall, in October-November.