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It is a general question about children

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

 

 

Symptoms: No symptoms

 

 

Doctor: Hello,Thank you for your query at AskTheDoctor.comA 3-year-old can be given medication for worms once every 3 month s 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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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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