Parasite symptoms in children

Parasites are one of the intestinal infection cause in children. There are some different type of parasites that may affect children in all ages. Infants, young children, school age children may be infested with parasites.
Pinworms are the most common parasite type in children. There are some different parasite types like roundworm ( also called ascaris), hook worm, tapeworm, amoeba ( amebiasis), giardia ( giardiasis). There are different types of parasites in children and they have several symptoms that you need to have a doctor visit with your child.

Parasite symptoms in children

  • Tirednessparasite in children
  • Watery stool
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Weigth loss
  • Loss of appetite
  • Abdominal pain
  • Vomiting
  • Bloating
  • Itching
  • Bad breath
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Excessive intestinal gas
  • Low fever
  • Dehydration
  • Bloody stool

As you can see there are several parasites types and symptoms in children. Diagnosis can be done with stool ova and parasite test ,other dyeing methods and some special techniques. Treatment depends on the parasite type but common hygiene practices are the most important point to prevent parasite infestation in children.


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