Not only in adults, worm infections often infect the Little One. Indonesia is still one of the countries with high incidence of worm infections. The survey conducted by the Ministry of Health showed that worm infection in Indonesia reaches 96% and most often experienced by school-aged children is 5-14 years.
Some types of worms that often infect the Little One is the tapeworm, pinworm, hookworm, and roundworms. Worm infection occurs when a parasitic worm enters and lives inside a person's body. The worms breed and take nutrients from the body where they are.
Generally, worm infection causes some symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, impaired nutrient absorption, and anemia. If it happens for a long time without being overcome, it will cause growth disturbance as well as disrupt the cognitive ability of the Little One.
Seeing the negative impact of worm infections, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that the Little One is given worm medicine 2 times a year or every 6 months. This step is taken to prevent infection.
Apparently, the administration of worm drugs regularly is proven effective in preventing worm infections. Various studies have resulted in the provision of worm medicines to the Little One at risk of infection with worms can increase weight, improve learning ability, help concentration, and of course, prevent intestinal worms.
To prevent worm infections, Mommy can do some of the following tips:
In addition to the above tips, giving the worm medicine for the Little One still needs to be done every 6 months, so that he/she gets extra protection from worm infections.
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