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A 28-year-old female asked:

Hi my 2year son always keeping hands in anus even after deworming what may be the reason.?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Pruritis ani: Even though he has been dewormed he may still be itching.Consult your doctor for help.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Habit: He may have developed a habit after having had either anal itching or other unpleasant symptoms that made him touch it with his hand. At this point, you should exercise patience and remind him gently of not touching his rear. You may request help from a child psychologist, but the mainstay of therapy should be distraction.
Last updated Aug 15, 2013

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