Worm infestation

Ascaris and other parasitic worms infest the intestines and cause malnutrition in children.

Preventive Measures

1. Give daily bath to children and babies.

2. Wash hands with soap and water before eating.

3. Wash with soap and water or disinfect fruits and vegetables eaten raw like duhat, sineguelas, bayabas and vegetable salads.

4. Cut fingernails short.

5. Instruct children not to put fingers in the mouth.

6. Encourage children and everyone to wear slippers and shoes at all times, especially when walking on the ground.

7. Maintain a clean environment. Keep the house clean. Teach children to use the toilet.

Herbal Medications

For Ascaris or Trichina:

1. Ipil-ipil seeds

For Children: Eat the seeds of 5 fresh pads raw. Repeat after one week, if there are no results.

For children and adults: Cook 1 cup of dried seeds in frying pan without oil. Do not burn seeds. Pulverize. Mix with milk or water.

Dosage:

Adults: 1 teaspoon, 2 hours after supper

Children: (7-9 yrs.) ¼ teaspoon, 2 hours after supper

(10-12 yrs.) 102 teaspoon, 2 hours after supper

Note: Dosage may be repeated after one week if needed.

2. Akapulko seeds

ü Cook 1 cup of dried seeds in frying pan without oil. Pulverize. Mix with 1 cup milk or water.

Dosage:

Adults: 1 teaspoon, 2 hours after supper

Children: : (7-9 yrs.) ¼ teaspoon, 2 hours after supper

(10-12 yrs.) 102 teaspoon, 2 hours after supper

Note: Dosage may be repeated after one week if needed.

For Pin Worms:

1. Niyog-niyogan seeds

ü Eat raw 2 hours after supper. Repeat after one week if needed.

Dosage:

Adults: 10 seeds

Children: (4-7 yrs) 4 seeds

(8-9 yrs) 6 seeds

(10-12 yrs) 7 seeds

2. Pineapple fruit, ripe

ü Eat 2-3 slices with every meal for one week.

Note: When pinworms come out at night, wet cotton with oil, and remove pinworm with cotton soaked in oil.

Change the bed sheet, underwear and pajamas every night for one week.


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