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11 May 2004
My babysitter who is 6months pregnant vomited worms yesterday! What can she take to deworm, most medicines are not suitable for pregnant women! Will my son who is 2 months old be infected by worms as well? If so how can we prevent this from happening?
There is no real risk to your child. Children get worms from ingesting the eggs while playing in the sand. There is is no immediate need to treat the worms. The risk to the child may be minimal at this time of the pregnancy, but it is appropriate to wait. Piperazine is the drug that is probably the safest late in pregnancy. She can discuss it with her doctor (obstetrician).
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