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(Video) Adults Need To Be Aware About This, Importance of Deworming Process

Other than children, a lot of people need to know that adults need deworming too. Deworming process is the giving of an anthelmintic drug to a human or even animal to rid helminths parasites of them. There are many programs that promote deworming in children but unfortunately, not enough awareness has been raised regarding deworming process for adults and pregnant women. It is actually important for adults as well to undergo the deworming process.

There are still a lot of people who do not have the real awareness or knowledge that even adults have to take their worm medicine once every 6 months, especially all of those people who really like to eat raw food such as sushi, eat half-cooked food, and also surrounded in poor hygiene environment. Even though it is simple, but it is important.

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How Do Worms Enter The Body?

Worms can easily enter our body because of seemingly safe but unhygienic habits such as walking barefoot on the grass in your lawn, not washing your hands before eating food, drinking dirty water or untreated milk, not washing vegetables before cooking, taking a swim in a public swimming pool with untreated water and even getting a lick from your pet. These worms can indeed enter our bodies and lay eggs in our intestines.

Why Worms In The Body Is Dangerous?

Intestinal worms can lead to abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting, bloating, and allergic reactions in both adults and children. Worms in a child’s intestines can affect their performance and growth. These worms may not look harmful initially, but they have the ability to form cysts in the liver and lungs. It has been reported that if they migrate to the lungs they can cause pneumonia. On migrating to the brain, these worms can do serious neurological damage.

How Deworming Process Is Done?

A single dose of albendazole (400mg) or mebendazole (500mg) can be given to prevent parasitic infection in adults. In the case of pregnant women, deworming medication is given after the first trimester. The medication is given twice a year in regions where the predominance of parasites is more than 50%. You can easily get a prescription for deworming medication from your doctor.

What Types Of Deworming Medication Available?

1) Zentel Tablet

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2) K-Worm Choc Chewtab

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3) Champs D Worms

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Sources: TikTok yemmyra, Gi Doc.

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