The deworming medicine for kids in the Philippines’ mass treatment is often albendazole or mebendazole. They both work by stopping the worms from moving, leading to their death.
It’s not true that deworming medicines cause worms to come out of the mouth or nose.
2. It is safe, easy, and effective
Deworming medicine for kids is safe for children ages 1 and up. Even kids who do not have intestinal parasitism can take them.
Albendazole and mebendazole come in flavored, chewable tablets. Only one dose is needed, but doctors recommend deworming twice a year.
3. Side effects are rare and often mild
Deworming medicine for kids may result in side effects and allergic reactions. However, instances are rare.
In most cases, adverse effects result from the presence of dead worms in the body. Signs and symptoms include headache, abdominal discomfort, and nausea. Allow your child some time to rest and give them water.
4. Deworming is free in areas with a high prevalence rate
The World Health Organization recommends mass deworming in areas where the prevalence rate of intestinal parasitism is higher than 20%.
The Department of Health works with public schools to deworm kids. Of course, parental consent is necessary.