Goodbye worms, Thank you Mebendazole (Antiox®)!
When my son was a toddler, his pediatrician advised us to have him dewormed. She told me that even if we made sure that my son is clean all the time and his play area, he can still get worm infections because it can be transferred from one person to another. Catching threadworms does not mean a person is ‘dirty’. Threadworm infections are highly contagious, and infection can occur no matter how clean a person is, or how much care is taken to avoid it.
Once at home, sharing food with the household, touching the same utensils or picking up the same item as the person with a worm infection can simply be passed on to other family members. This eventually flushes down efforts on safeguarding the health and wellness of the family. So, no matter how clean and healthy one may look, walang pinipili ang worms.
Yes, mommies, that’s right worm infections are incredibly contagious, and common in humans – especially children. They can be transmitted through either direct contact or indirect contact.
Through direct contact, worms like threadworms are easily spread by swallowing their tiny eggs (if a child puts their dirty fingers in their mouth, for example). An example of indirect contact on the other hand is when the child comes in contact with an infected surface or person. The worms often lodge under fingernails and can remain viable on items such as handles for up to 3 days.
Worms are more easily spread among kids who are into sports, because once a kid touches a ball or other sports equipment that has been used by an infected kid, chances are that kid will be infected too.
Adults can also have worms, if you spot the signs and symptoms of a worm infection in one family member, be sure to act fast and treat everyone living in the house. That includes adults of course.
Adults can also pick up the infections if one of their children is infected. Sometimes worm infections aren’t picked up in other family members because not everyone will exhibit symptoms (especially adults) – so it’s crucial to be on the safe side and treat everyone at the same time.
Worms can rob the health of any family. It can make your kid malnourished and even makes them inactive.
For us adults, we could suffer from constant health complications.
With that, I am glad there is Mebendazole (Antiox®) to help us fight worms. It is not only made for kids but also for the whole family. Taking Mebendazole (Antiox®) for deworming plus keeping our place and
ourselves clean is the closest we could do to have a worm-free community. Mebendazole (Antiox®) can be given as a single dose of 500 mg. Single dose of either 500 mg tablet or the whole 10mL of the 50mg/mL Mebendazole (Antiox®) oral suspension.
Kaya mommies, let’s do our share to make a healthy family and worm-free. Inform your friends, relatives and neighbors para sama-sama tayong puksain ang worms sa community 🙂
NOTE: Please ask for the doctor’s advise before giving Mebendazole (Antiox®)to young kids.
some info via: https://healthywa.wa.gov.au/Articles/S_T/Threadworms