How does one treat a baby’s worm infection?
Modified on: Tue, 6 Dec, 2022 at 12:36 PM
- Fortunately, almost all worm infections can be treated with oral medication. Your doctor will prescribe medicines or deworming treatments based on the type of worm infection your baby has. Your child may also need iron supplements if they have anaemia.
- Don’t buy over-the-counter medicines or herbal remedies, as some anti-worm medicines may be unsuitable for babies less than two years old. You may also be tempted to try alternative medicine like herbal remedies. There isn’t any evidence proving their effectiveness. It is best to talk to your doctor before you try them on your baby.
- Worm infections spread easily and getting re-infected is common. If your child is found to have worms, your doctor may advise your whole family to undergo treatment, even if none of you have worms, just to be safe.
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