Sunday, 31 July 2016

Monsoon season is the time to give our child a de–worming tablet

Monsoon season is the time to give our child a de–worming tablet New Delhi, July 30, 2016: During the monsoons, most of the worms in the soil come up to the surface and infect the vegetables. The associated humidity also leads to more breeding of house flies and mosquitoes.
It is thus important to ensure that all fruits and vegetables, are washed thoroughly with clean water and if needed Potassium Permanganate is added to them during the monsoon season to prevent illnesses, said Padma Shri Awardee Dr KK Aggarwal – President Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) and Honorary Secretary General IMA.
Round worms are normally present in the soil and good sanitation is required to prevent their fecal contamination, which is often impossible in the monsoon season. Washing hands before meals and drinking boiled water can reduce the risk of round worm infection; but, in the India scenario, the same may not be possible.
The easiest way is to give your child a de–worming tablet 3–4 times in a year.
Treatment of school-going children with single dose of de–worming tablet every 3–4 months has been advocated in many countries. In a study conducted in Zanzibar, a single dose of mebandazole tablet given three times a year reduced round worm infection by 97%.

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