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Patient

Q: How often do you give a three year old a worm out within one year?

Symptoms:  No symptoms
Doctor

A:   Hello,
Thank you for your query at AskTheDoctor.com
A 3-year-old can be given medication for worms once every 3 months if required. Albendazole is the drug of choice. However, if there are no worms or any such complaints you can give it prophylactically once in 6 months.
Albendazole can cause a bit of gastric upset, nausea and vomiting. So it should not be given frequently. Hence once in 6 months is fine. If his hygiene is maintained properly with a good diet, he won't need Albendazole.

Hope this was helpful,
Reaards.

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