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How would I know if my 2 year baby boy has worms? What can be used to de-worm, should he have worms?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: If no worms are seen

If concerned but not seeing any worms, a parent can get a lab order form for 'stool O and P' tests from his doctor. The lab will give the patient little plastic containers, to use on 3 separate days.
At home, the patient puts some stool into a container (regardless of whether or not he sees anything unusual in the stool). Then, the lab can process the stool sample to look for worms or worm eggs.

In brief: If no worms are seen

If concerned but not seeing any worms, a parent can get a lab order form for 'stool O and P' tests from his doctor. The lab will give the patient little plastic containers, to use on 3 separate days.
At home, the patient puts some stool into a container (regardless of whether or not he sees anything unusual in the stool). Then, the lab can process the stool sample to look for worms or worm eggs.
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Dr. Liesl Venter
Pediatrics

In brief: Prophylaxis

Common symptoms can be anal itching, perianal rash, poor sleeping.
Treatment is with mebendazole or albendazole. Prophylaxis should be given every 6 months for children over 1 year.

In brief: Prophylaxis

Common symptoms can be anal itching, perianal rash, poor sleeping.
Treatment is with mebendazole or albendazole. Prophylaxis should be given every 6 months for children over 1 year.
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