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My 5.5 month baby had banana day before. He did not poop yesterday but today his diper was full of black worm like threads. This happened twice in a day?

My 5.5 month baby had banana day before. He did not poop yesterday but today his diper was full of black worm like threads. This happened twice in a day?

Worm Infection: I recommend you to take your baby to your Pediatric doctor for examination. One of the possible worms in neonates are pinworms. Is important to keep your baby hydrated, keep hygienic measures and in this case all members of the family should be treated because this is a highly transmittable disease. Fecal Oral transmission ...Read more

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How do kids get pen worms?

How do kids get pen worms?

Pin worms: Pin works have a human to human transmission (feco oral).The eggs are present on the anus and through person to person get ingested. The eggs are hardy and can remain viable in a moist environment for up to three weeks. Please see the graphic for the life cycle. The most common symptoms is anal itching and it is usually diagnosed by "scotch tape method" to look under the microscope. ...Read more

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I think my child just passed a worm, it looks like a long flat about 4inches. Looking thing. What kinda worm could that be. What should I do?

I think my child just passed a worm, it looks like a long flat about 4inches. Looking thing. What kinda worm could that be. What should I do?

Tape worm?: There many types of tape worms or "flat worms" that can make humans their hosts. I would recommend taking the worm to your pediatrician (save the diaper or put into container). They can look at it, diagnose your child and start anthelmic medications if needed. It's not an emergency, but definitely want to get it looked at. ...Read more

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What can cause tape worms in children?

What can cause tape worms in children?

Uncooked meat: Most common transmission of tapeworm is through uncooked or under cooked meat. Can also be transmitted through contaminated stool and water ...Read more

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If my kitten has worms can my kids catch them?

If my kitten has worms can my kids catch them?

Yes: Yes, if they don't wash their hands well after playing with them. Puppies and kittens can sometimes come down with ascaris and hookworm, and the eggs of these worms can be found in the litterbox/poop. If your kids don't wash their hands and they happen to ingest the eggs then they will soon become the new host to the worms! ...Read more

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Do pin x kill worms in kids?

Do pin x kill worms in kids?

Depends: This is an acceptable over the counter treatment for pinworms.It has no value for other "worms" that might be involved. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of worms in children?

How do you get rid of worms in children?

Internal parasites: In children are generally treated with prescription medications. ...Read more

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If your child has worms how long can as really they unoticed for and does tour house have to be dirty to get them?

If your child has worms how long can as really they unoticed for and does tour house have to be dirty to get them?

A while--and, no.: If your child has worms, how long they go unnoticed can depend both on the type of worm, and type of child. Pinworms, for example, can take 4-6 weeks from actually ingesting the eggs to showing up and causing an itchy bottom. A child who is more sensitive might show more symptoms than one that doesn't mind. These worms are often passed via unwashed hands, not via a messy house! ...Read more

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Can a child get ring worm from climbing trees?

Can a child get ring worm from climbing trees?

Probably not: Ringworm is cause by a fungus that usually infects dogs and cat, and can be passed to human through contact with those infected pets. ...Read more

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Will having worms make the belly stick out like the kids in other countries?

Will having worms make the belly stick out like the kids in other countries?

Not necessarily: Bloating or abdominal distension could be caused by parasites or many other things. Likewise, not having distension does not necessarily rule out a parasitic infection. It is important to consider other symptoms before choosing what tests and treatments are appropriate. Pictures you see of bloated children are more likely related to kwashiorkor/malnutrition. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with worms. My 6 yr old child followed, 2 full courses of deworming medicine. Fin medication 2 days ago. When should he be checked again.?

Diagnosed with worms. My 6 yr old child followed, 2 full courses of deworming medicine. Fin medication 2 days ago. When should he be checked again.?

Depends: This depends on the particular worm to which you are referring. Ask the doctor what the name of this was and when he wants to see you back. ...Read more

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What should I do if my child got bit by a brown worm/slug found in my home? Complain finger pain now

What should I do if my child got bit by a brown worm/slug found in my home? Complain finger pain now

See Your Doctor: 6 yr old bitten by "brown worm/slug". Slugs rarely cause problems to humans. The biggest concern following a bite is infection & the hallmark signs are pain, redness, swelling, fever. Infection can occur as early as 12 hrs after & antibiotics are needed. Immediately washing the wound can prevent infection in some cases. Give Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain. See your doctor for correct diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my child has ring worm on her scalp does it spread to the rest of her scalp or just stay in the same area?

See your doc: Ringworm on the scalp requires special treatment because it can spread and can result in hair loss. She should not scratch it, as that contributes to spread. Good luck. ...Read more