Home remedy for a child 2 1/2 year old who has intestinal worms

Intestinal worms can be described as parasites that are commonly found in human intestines. There are different types of worms that are classified as intestinal worms, the most common ones being roundworms, flatworms, threadworms, hookworms, pinworms and tapeworms. These parasites could have found their way into your child’s body through various means, like contaminated food, unhygienic surroundings, infected clothes, and so on. Once they reach the intestines, these parasites tend to reproduce at a rapid pace. Children are more likely to suffer from intestinal worms, because their immune systems are not completely developed. Therefore, your child may exhibit symptoms like:

  • Severe weight loss
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Anemia
  • Bad breath
  • Increase in appetite
  • Greasy stools
  • Lethargy and tiredness
Most people suffering from intestinal worms also tend to feel very itchy around the rectum area.

Since your child is but a toddler, the treatment options used should be mild and safe. Fortunately, there are many different natural remedies that can help get rid of intestinal worms in children. These include:

  • Coconut: Most types of worms can be expelled from the body with the help of this natural food. Give your child a tablespoon of freshly ground coconut each morning, followed by a mixture of castor oil and warm milk.
  • Raw Carrots: Parasites find carrots highly offensive, which is why they are an excellent cure for intestinal worms. Encourage your child to have a bowl of grated raw carrots each morning
  • Garlic: The anti-bacterial, antifungal and anti-parasitic properties present in garlic make it an excellent remedy for most harmful organisms. Sprinkle some uncooked crushed garlic or some garlic oil over your baby’s food.
In addition to the home remedies mentioned above, there are a few herbal remedies that you may also like to try. These include:

  • Cloves
  • Sage
  • Tansy
  • Black walnut
  • Pumpkin seeds
However, there are certain side effects associated with these herbs and therefore, you should consult a doctor before trying any of them.

In order to get rid of the intestinal worms, it is important for you to follow strict hygienic measures at all times. This means you will need to change and carefully wash your child’s clothes, bed covers and sheets daily. Since these worms easily spread from one person to the other, it may be best to get your entire family treated at the same time.

In case the home remedies, herbs and hygienic measures mentioned above do not help in flushing out the worms, speak to a doctor about it. Your child may need to take anti-parasitic medication, such as albendazole, mebendazole and pyrantel.

answered by K C

Children are more prone to intestinal infections than adults. Typical symptoms include diarrhea, restless nights, foul breath, constant craving for food and sometimes itching around the area of the rectum.

Try these remedies for your child:

  • Take 1 tbsp of raw papaya juice and add 1 tbsp of honey to it, in an empty stomach.
  • Grated carrot in an empty stomach works wonders.
  • Garlic and garlic oil are beneficial.
  • A cold decoction ( 30-60 ml) of the bark of pomegranate stem and root can be given.
  • One tablespoon daily of 1 part apple cider vinegar and 2 parts apple juice is effective.

answered by r k

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