Q. How can I know that my child is having a worm infection?
If your child complains of an itchy bottom (rectal area), difficulty sitting, fatigue, and restless sleep due to anal itching or persistent stomach pain with loss of appetite or frequent indigestion, it might indicate worm infestation. Another sign of worm infection is pica in which you may notice your child eating inedible substances such as mud. Speak to your child’s doctor as soon as you notice any of these in your child. The doctor may ask for your child’s stool and blood samples on 3 different days for examination. Depending upon the reports, the doctor will decide upon the treatment and prescribe your child with medicine.
Q. How can my child become infected with intestinal worms?
Children typically harbor the highest intensity of infection. The infection can be transmitted from the eggs of worms present in human feces which contaminate soil in areas with poor sanitation. Transmission can occur by drinking contaminated water or by eating contaminated vegetables and fruits without washing or peeling. Your child may also get infected by playing in the soil that is contaminated with the eggs of the worms. When your child returns home after playing, ask them to clean up using soap and water.
Q. What do deworming mean?
Deworming is the process of killing and expelling worms from the body. Accworm Oral Suspension is widely used for the deworming treatment for children less than 2 years of age.
Q. Can other medicines be given at the same time as Accworm Oral Suspension?
You can give your child medicines meant to relieve pain and fever unless your doctor has told you not to. However, there do exist some medicines that should not be given with Accworm Oral Suspension. So, to negate the risk of any side effects, talk to your child’s doctor before giving any other medicines to your child.
Q. What is the best time to give Accworm Oral Suspension to my child?
Accworm Oral Suspension can be given at any time of the day just remember to give it with a fat-containing food such as milk.
Q. Who should not take Accworm Oral Suspension?
Accworm Oral Suspension should not be given to children with known allergy to albendazole or any other similar medicines like mebendazole or thiabendazole, in the past. Signs of an allergic reaction may include an itchy skin rash, shortness of breath, and swelling of the face or tongue. Let the doctor know about all of your child’s medical conditions before giving the medicine. Let the doctor also know about any other medicines that your child is taking for any other conditions, as they may affect or be affected by this medicine.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 26th Feb 2021. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.