Every parent’s top 3 deworming questions answered

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No one ever wants to think about worms, right? They’re nasty parasites that feed off our bodies and don’t go away unless you actively get rid of them. As the New Year has started, it is important to know the facts and make deworming a necessity for all children attending school.
Have your children ready for the new school year ahead with a healthy body and a focused mind.
Worms are, unfortunately, a very common and normal issue for children and adults alike. It is our responsibility to ensure that our children are free of this parasite. Worms are everywhere and contaminate public areas such as schools and playgrounds. They affect more than a billion people worldwide.

From the age of two years old, children and adults should be dewormed once every 6 months. It would be ideal to do it as a family and to have a set date to do so twice a year. The consequences of not deworming often lead to uncomfortable instances of stomach pain and vomiting. Repeat treatments are done twice a year because it is only the adult worm that gets killed off by medication while unfortunately; the eggs stay on in the system.

NB: Make sure to deworm your pets as well. Not only are worms uncomfortable for our live-in animals, but they can be passed on to humans too. Regular deworming of cats and dogs should be done in 3 – 6 month intervals.

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