Let’s Talk About Deworming!

Let’s Talk About Deworming!

Do you remember all the times you’ve come home from school or play as a child covered in sweat, some grime and soil? I remember getting an earful from my parents and getting reminded of how I should always wash my hands and keep myself clean after doing anything outside. During those times, I was always told, “Sige ka, you’ll get worms in your body if you put dirty fingers in your mouth!”

Gardening is a fun opportunity for kids to learn about growing their own food.

Growing up and learning of just how important good hygiene is in keeping me healthy, I make my fair share of reminders when it comes to my kids. Being a mom of three active kids, dealing with the flu or catching a cold or some other illness can be distressing enough, but acquiring a parasitic worm is another story.

Can you imagine having a monster like a pinworm or tapeworm in your body? The symptoms are horrible and can even be deadly! Luckily, my family has not been infected by any type of worm despite being out and about yet; but it has come to my attention that although having proper hygiene is a good preventive measure against infections, worms can be acquired from our environment, the food we eat and they can be passed on very easily. They can be contracted by getting a lick by your pet; eating poorly washed vegetables and infected meat; swimming in a pool with untreated water, and walking barefoot around the house. They are everywhere!

The other myth surrounding worms is that only children are susceptible to getting these nasty worms in their bodies. Correction – even we as adults can also get these worms. Yikes! The symptoms they bring range from fevers, diarrhoea, allergic reactions and more, and can really take a toll on an entire family’s health when not prevented and treated quickly.

Deworming With Antiox

Thankfully, deworming oral medication like Mebendazole (Antiox®) is available over the counter in leading drugstores. I first learned about Mebendazole (Antiox®) from our pedia, who constantly reminds us to deworm.

Use Antiox for deworming!

We’ve been using it since!

Antiox is available in chocolate flavor.

TIP!

If you have a child who refuses to take medication because ‘they taste awful’ (like our Caleb), you’ll be happy to know that Mebendazole (Antiox®) comes in chewable tablets and suspensions that are suitable for all ages. You can choose between two flavors: chocolate or banana. My kids really like the chocolate-flavored ones!

Antiox is available in chewable tablets.

Not only does deworming prevent and treat the symptoms and physical ailments brought about by these parasites but they also promote better health, well-being and better performance in school and work. Depending on the severity of the infection, people in the community perform poorly and even frequently call in absent from their work or schools because their bodies are simply not in the best condition to do anything else.

There are several types of worms that we could contract from anywhere and Mebendazole (Antiox®) targets all of them – specifically pinworms, whipworms, large roundworms, hookworms, thread worms and tape worms.

So parents, please pass the message! Make your family worm-free and share this knowledge to your own communities. Get your friends and relatives, neighbors and town officials talking about worm awareness and affordable treatment. If we can get more and more people to consider and take on deworming, then we will have been able to create a safer environment for our kids.

Let’s spread this knowledge so we can better prevent the spreading of these worms in our homes and our communities. With Mebendazole (Antiox®) a worm-free family means a worm-free community.

Healthy kids are happy kids! Make sure you keep gut health in check by regularly deworming. Talk to your pediatrician about it!

Kimberley Reyes

Kimberley Reyes is an Online Business Manager for entrepreneurs who are ready to get off the hamster wheel and step into their CEO shoes. On top of helping her clients get organized and scale their businesses, she is also happily busy raising her four kids with her firefighter husband.

This Post Has 14 Comments

  1. Angelika

    Makikita po ba yung worms sa poop? It’s what our pedia recommended pero growing up my siblings and I used Quantrel. Our baby just finished drinking her Antiox today. She is 2 1/2 years old. I just want to know what we’ll be expecting. Thanks! Stay safe!

    1. Kimberley Reyes

      That’s what our pedia said. You have to check when they poop. If there are worms, you’ll need to bring the kid back to the pedia. If wala naman, then she’s ok.

  2. Claire

    I’m happy to hear that it’s an over-the-counter deworming medicine. Both syrup and tablets?
    I used to buy another brand and half of the time, I am asked if I have a prescription.
    I missed my son’s quarterly deworming (he has an illness that requires that frequent) because the brand has been out of stock.

    1. Kimberley Reyes

      I think so. I haven’t bought this without prescription too since I always go to our pedia first before giving the kids medicine.

  3. Francis B. MOZO

    Whatage of baby need to deworm?

    1. Kimberley Reyes

      You need to consult with your pedia for the right time to do this po.

  4. Lariann

    Hello po. Pwede po ba mabili kahit walang resita ng doctor. Tnx

    1. Kimberley Reyes

      It is best to consult with your pedia first before giving medicine to children. That said, it’s best to buy this with a prescription.

    2. magelle

      sa bata lang ba ang deworming? kahit tayong adult kailangan pa?

  5. Michelle G. Don

    Hello po…ask ko lng po pwede po b xa sa 4 y/o?wala po bang ibang iinumin or gagawin bago uminom nian?salamat po ..sana masagot nio po tanong ko

    1. Kimberley Reyes

      Hello Michelle. Please consult with your pedia first. Mas maganda pong may doctor’s advice para mas sigurado.

    2. Maejen lapa

      Pwde bah bilhin kahit wlang reseta sa doctor? Thanks..

      1. Kimberley Reyes

        It is best to consult with your doctor first before giving medicine to children. That said, it’s best to buy this with a prescription.

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