Could my kids get ocular toxocariasis from playing in dirt/sand & putting fingers in mouth/being around dogs? My kids do both sometimes. Help?

Possible. Please consult this site for information on toxocara related to dogs. You should consult your veterinarian for treating dogs to protect your children. http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/toxocariasis/biology.html.

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Afraid to let my kids play outside. Scared of them getting ocular toxocariasis. If they stick hands in mouth, etc before washing. They're little.?

Talk w/ trusted Dr. If you have others you trust - talk w/ them too. But the Dr they see should be able to reassure you and help you plan for a safe but more comfortable attitude about their risk. You might be referred to a therapist to help you relax while being the good parent you want to be. Support really helps! Read more...