Deworming is the giving of an anthelmintic drug to a human or animal to rid them of helminths parasites or Intestinal Parasites.
Children are particularly susceptible to intestinal worms. That’s because they may play in environments with contaminated soil, in school playgrounds.
Global Scenario of worm infestation
More than 1.5 billion people, or 24% of the world’s population, are infected with soil-transmitted helminth infections worldwide
More than 836 million children are at risk of parasitic worm infections worldwide.
According to World Health Organization 241 million children between the ages of 1 and 14 years are at risk of parasitic intestinal worms in India.
Older adults are also at increased risk due to weakened immune systems.
Intestinal worms, also known as parasitic worms, are one of the main types of intestinal parasites.
Common types of intestinal worms include:
i) Flatworms, which include Tapeworms and flukes;
ii) Roundworms, which cause Ascariasis, Pinworm, and Hookworm infections
Common symptoms of intestinal worms are:
Diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting
Anorexia,loss of appetite
Unexplained weight loss
Intestinal worms can also cause a rash or itching around the rectum or vulva. In some cases, worm may passes in stool during a bowel movement.
ULTIMATELY lead to
Impaired mental and physical & cognitive development,
and Reduced school participation.
Hence, an initiative is taken by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India to make every child in the country worm free; which is known as National Deworming Day.
This is one of the largest public health programs reaching large number of children during a short period.
The objective of National Deworming Day is-
to deworm all preschool and school-age children (enrolled and non-enrolled) between the ages of 1-19 years through the platform of schools and Anganwadi Centers in order to improve their overall health, nutritional status, access to education and quality of life.
Though Govt implements TAB. ALBENDAZOLE as Deworming tablets for children BIANNUALY on February and August.
THERE IS VERY GOOD SCOPE OF HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICINE FOR DEWORMING.
9 Best Homoeopathic Medicines For DEWORMING are:
1. CINA MARITIMA/WORM SEED:
Irritable, very cross, Tantrum child; suffering from any kind of Worm infestations.
Constant picking of nose. Tendency to rub the nose on pillow , with digging and boring.
During sleep, starts ands screms but constant weeping when awake.
Grinding of teeth
Craving for sweet & different indigestible food
Dark Rings around eyes
White & Bluish about the mouth
Cina is frequentnly thought in Children as an epidemic Remedy but adults may need other drugs.
Santoninum is the crystalline principle of Santonica obtained from the unexpanded flower heads of Cina or wormseed.
It is one of the best homoeopathic medicines for deworming.
MAINLY WHEN CINA FAILS.
Ascaris lumbricoides, and thread worms, but not tapeworms.
Like Cina it also have….
Gastro-intestinal irritation, itching of nose, Bores into nostrils ,restless sleep. Grinding of teeth.
But own characteristics are…
Night cough of children
with Urinary complaints….
Incontinence , Dysuria & Enuresis
Fetid breath, depraved appetite; thirsty. Tongue deep-red.
Nausea; better after eating. Choking feeling.
Never give to a child with fever or constipation.
Second /Third Trituration is useful.
3. TEUCRIUM MERUM VERUM
Affections of children those who are Oversensitive ;Suitable after too much medicine has been taken.
But the main important is…..
Itching of anus, and constant irritation in the evening in bed. Itching causes tossing about all night. Ascarides, with nightly restlessness. Crawling in rectum after stool.
Unnatural appetite. Constant hiccough, attended with pain in back.Hiccough on eating, after nursing.
Restless, with twitching, choking, and starting up frightened
Very dry skin
First to sixth potency is useful.
4. SPIGELIA ANTHELMIA
A remedy for symptoms due to the presence of worms.
Child refers to the navel as the most painful part .Very sensitive to touch; Parts feel chilly
with as previous medicine…
Itching and crawling at anus but with frequent ineffectual urging to stool.
Mainly, Ascaris lumbricoides infestations
It is one of the best Homoeopathic Medicines For DEWORMING of children mainly when Ascaris lumbricoides infestations
Canine appetite for sweets and farinaceous food
Itching in anus. Hot, burning, creeping, crawling sensation.
Headache: from worms.
Convulsive Disorder from worms.
6. CUPRUM OXYDATUM NIGRUM
Cuprum oxydatum nigrum is especially recommended by Dr Zopfy against tape worms as best Homoeopathic Medicines For DEWORMING.
He asserts that during his 60 years experience he has found this remedy to be excelling in removing all kinds of worms, curing trichinosis and even tape worms.
Mainly the lower triturations (1x-3x) are efficacious.
7. CHELON GLABRA
Round & Thread Worms
It is enemy to every kind of worm infestation
Lower potency or Mother tinctuure are usefull.
8. Filix Mas/Aspidum
Filix mas is another best homoeopathic medicines for deworming , especially with constipation
Pain abdomen which worse eating sweets
Blue rings around eyes
Associated with lymphatic gland swellings
9. Atista Indica
For all types of worms
Mother tincture is usefull as another best Homoeopathic Medicines For DEWORMING .
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