Sorry, you need to enable JavaScript to visit this website.
Not a member? Register here
Share this Article
Deworming for Your Toddler

Deworming for Your Toddler

(0 reviews)

Children are often infected with intestinal worms. Children become infected with worm by walking bare foot on dirty soil or putting dirty hands in to their mouth. Deworming is essential as intestinal worms take up nutrients from the infected children and can thus compromise the nutritional status.

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

Deworming in every six months can help you keep your child healthy and worm free.

Signs and symptoms of intestinal infection

Abdominal pain


Intestinal obstruction

Anaemia, ulcers and other health problems.

To keep your child free of intestinal worms:

Do periodic deworming of children with antihelminthic drugs that can help prevent worm infection and reinfection. Do get a prescription from your doctor for these medications.

Wash your kids hand thoroughly after using the bathroom and before eating.

Discourage your toddler from putting his/her hands in the mouth

Try to keep them away from pets

Cut your child’s fingernails periodically.

Make it a practice that you child washes his/her hands and feet with soap and water after playing outdoors. You can also change their clothes (that have been worn during outdoor play) before sitting down for meals.

Deworming helps improve your child’s appetite and thereby, contributes to your child’s improved growth.

Read more

Join My First 1000 Days Club

It all starts here. Expert nutrition advice for you and your baby along the first 1000 days.

  • Learn about nutrition at your own paceLearn about nutrition at your own pace
  • toolTry our tailored practical tools
  • Enjoy member only benefits and offersEnjoy member only benefits

Let's start this!

Related Content
Article Reviews

0 reviews


Still haven't found
what you are looking for?

Try our new smart question engine. We'll always have something for you.