All children are prone to
catch worms, and it is important that parents do
not consider this to be a slur on them or a
reflection on the cleanliness of their home.
are much the most commonly encountered type.
They appear like small white threads and can be
seen in the stool and around the anus. They
cause a great deal of irritation and the
principal symptom is scratching, which is
particularly marked at night.
This consists of giving one
or two doses of the appropriate medicine ( such
as Pripsen) ; this is usually sufficient to
eradicate the condition. However, all members of
a family should take the medicine to prevent
reinfecting one another.
COMMON SKIN CONDITION