Does my child have worms? [infographic]

Posted on 4 March 2020

Threadworms, roundworms, tapeworms, hookworms. Children are prone to so many different forms of worms, some dangerous, others not. Here, we take a microscopic view


“The easiest and best way to prevent your child from getting worms is to ensure they wash their hands after going to the bathroom, before eating meals and after playing outdoors and with pets,” says Dr Bianca Vermeulen, a GP at Mediclinic Midstream. “Wash all fruit and vegetables before giving them to your child and ensure you cook all meat products thoroughly.”


In the interest of our patients, in accordance with SA law and our commitment to expertise, Mediclinic cannot subscribe to the practice of online diagnosis. Please consult a medical professional for specific medical advice. If you have any major concerns, please see your doctor for an assessment. If you have any cause for concern, your GP will be able to direct you to the appropriate specialists.

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