Thursday, June 27, 2013

Home remedies for stomach worms in children

We love to watch our children playing in garden or on playground, but sometimes kids might get infected by worms due to playing at the infected places. Even when your kids walk barefoot on infected soil or play in the contaminated water or eat infected food, then they are at major risk of having intestinal worms in near future. These parasites depress the mental and physical health of your kids and also lead to some serious malnutrition problems. When these worms reach to your kid’s intestine; it starts laying eggs and increase their numbers. They live on nutrition and inside the blood of the host body. There are certain specific symptoms that will let you know that your kid is having the intestinal worms. In some cases, any symptoms are not found in the patient and it becomes worse when a doctor identifies the real problem.

Home remedies for worms in stomach in children

How worms or parasites affect your child’s growth?

Intestinal worms are parasite and as a nature of parasite; it feeds on the host’s body. So, whenever your kid gets infected by the parasites, they will feed on the vitamins and nutrients of your kid’s body. It can lead to malnutrition, low weight and anaemia. Children suffering from the intestinal worms frequently are more vulnerable to illness, as their immune systems are damaged. It also affects their future physical and intellectual development due to iron-deficiency anaemia.

So, it is better that you do not take lightly for any signs of presence of intestinal worms. Once your child have intestinal worm or parasite, then it might be possible that he/she show one or more symptoms as given below:
Children may caught diarrhea, recurrent stomach pain, itching in anal area, kid crushing his teeth during sleep, your child may feel restless during whole night and also get irritated, weight loss though your kid has normal diet, loss of appetite, anaemia may occur if hookworms are present, rashes may be seen on body, nausea, constant coughs, blood in the stool, painful and frequent urination, vomiting.

What are the tests used to confirm that your kid has a worm infection?

If you see one or more of the above signs in your kid, then you should visit your doctor to confirm that your child is suffering from the intestinal parasite or not? There are some of the simple ways conducted by the doctor to confirm the presence of worms like the sticky tape test, checking under fingernails, a cotton-bud swab test, stool examination and an ultrasound test.

Different medications are available in the medical stores in the form of antibiotics, but they are harmful for your children’s digestive system. In addition to removing the intestinal worms, antibiotics weaken the strength of the digestive system. There are some of the home remedies practiced from olden times to remove the intestinal worm or parasite by strengthening the digestive system.

Fibrous food: One of the best ways to solve the problem of the worms is to make your kid eat fibrous food. Due to more consumption of fibrous food, worms might get excreted out by the rigorous bowel movement.
Asafetida: Asafetida or hing is very effective remedy for toddlers and kids. To resolve the problem of intestinal worms, you can dissolve pinch of asafetida in a glass of warm water and give it to your child. As asafetida is very strong, do not give it in more amounts. Even take care that only once in two weeks, you have to give the hing dissolved in warm water to your kid.

If you come to know that your infant or toddler has intestinal worms, then you can rub the paste of asafetida in the navel area of the infant or toddler.

Make soup of one or two tomatoes, and then sauté it with pinch of asafetida and give it to your infant to drink to get relief from the worms.

Coconut: Take small amount of grated coconut and boil it in one glass of milk. Then give this mixture to your kid for 3 to 4 times a day in same amount. You can also give 1 tsp of warm castor oil in the night to your toddler. It will flush out worms in 1-2 weeks.

Papaya: Papaya is very effective to flush out intestinal worms. An enzyme called papain is present in unripe papaya, which can naturally destroy all the parasites specially roundworms. Mix 1 tsp of unripe papaya juice with 1 tsp of honey and hot water. Give this mixture to your kid in the morning and after two hours give your kid 250 ml of warm milk with 1 tsp of castor oil.

Mix one tsp of powder of papaya seeds in cup of milk or water and give it to your child to flush out the worms in stool. It is preferred to give this mixture in the morning with empty stomach to destroy all worms.

Garlic: Garlic has antibacterial and antifungal properties. For kids, make juice of 2 garlic cloves and mix it with half cup of fruit or vegetable juice. Give this mixture to your kid to flush out the intestinal worms.

Carrot: If your child loves to eat carrot, then you can give it to him to flush out the parasites. Grate two medium sized carrots and give it to your child in the morning with the empty stomach. It will help to cure problem of intestinal worms in two to three weeks and if it is followed daily, then you can also protect your child from the future attacks of parasite.

Pomegranate: Make your kid to eat fresh pomegranate daily to remove the parasites from stomach. You can also give fresh juice of pomegranate to your child to flush out the worms from stomach.

Onion: Cut one onion and put it overnight in the cup of water. In the morning, the onion will be pulpy; squeeze out the onion in the cup and make your child to drink that water in the morning. In 4 to 5 days, worms will die and easily flush out naturally.

Other home remedies:
  • Give your child a handful of shelled pumpkin seeds for 2 weeks in any edible form.
  • Mix black walnut in the water, fresh fruit or vegetable juice or milk. Give 4-5 drops to your child every alternate days.
  • Make your child to eat fresh raw carrots, pomegranate and beet roots to get relief from the intestinal worms.
  • Give fresh pineapple or juice of it to your child to remove the worms in just seven days.
  • Make juice of bitter gourd and give 2 to 3 spoon of juice 3 times a day to your kid to flush out intestinal worms.
  • Mix one spoon of powder of papaya seeds in one cup of fresh curd; give this mixture to your child 2 to 3 times a day to remove worms naturally.
  • Give fresh oranges to your child to eat daily to flush out parasites naturally.
  • Make juice of leaves of Indian Lilac or neem and give 2 to 3 spoon daily to your kid to flush out worms.


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