When you hear the word deworming or PURGA, what is the first thing that comes into your mind? Honestly, mine would be poor hygiene. Yung tipong hindi naliligo araw-araw at madudungis na bata, ganyang level of poor hygiene. Pero I remembered when I was young, may lumabas na bulate sa akin. And I know I don’t have poor hygiene, takot ko lang sa lola ko kung hindi ako maligo. So it seems like, hindi lang poor hygiene ang source of intestine worms. And I discovered some more Deworming Myths and Facts.
Deworming Myths and Facts
MYTH: Worms can only be obtained with having poor hygiene.
Akala ng iba katulad ko, sa poor hygiene lang nakukuha ang worms. It is a misconception because worms are everywhere. It can contaminate your home and public areas like schools and playgrounds.
Contaminated water is also one of the sources of worms, as well as raw or uncooked food. And it can be easily passed around! Ang worms ay napapapass-on.
MYTH: You can deworm without doctor’s advice.
NO, you cannot deworm without asking advice from your doctor. You need a doctor to asses the child if they need deworming. The doctor will asses the child based on their physical look, their weight and your concerns. Some kids show clear signs that they need deworming but some don’t.
Ask your pedia about deworming if it is something that you should worry about.
FACT: ADULTS need deworming too.
Yes, not only kids need it. Worms are very common to kids but it does not mean that adults don’t have it too. What are the signs of worms in stomach?
- Weight loss is the number one symptoms of worms in stomach.
- Weakness and fatigue
- Change in appetite (pwedeng laging gutom or feeling laging busog)
If you suspect worms in your kids’ stomach, ask your pedia too if you need to deworm. Given that worms can be easily passed, it can be that you’re the source of your kids’ worms.
FACT: DEWORMING MEDS
Most people are afraid of deworming because of the fear of worms coming out wrong. Fact is, each deworming meds is different. That’s where you need to take extra precautions. Look for a dewormer that will prevent it from happening.
Antiox works by preventing worms from absorbing sugars which they need to survive. This action causes the worms to die. After treatment of Mebendazole (Antiox), worms will not migrate to other parts of the body.
MYTH: There is no danger kung hindi mag deworm.
Worms can rob the health of our family. It is not true na walang danger kung hindi mag deworm ang mga bata or mga adults.
What are the dangers or risk kung hindi ma purga ang bata? It can stunt their growth and it can affect their mental performance. A child with worms are always sick and with compromised immune system. Kawawa talaga ang bata kase magiging sakitin na nga, hindi pa nila ma aabsorb ng maayos ang mga nutrients sa mga kinakain nila.
For adults naman, it can affect your daily activity kase feeling mo lagi kang pagod. It also compromises your immune system kase you’re nutrients absorption is greatly affected. And of course, you can easily pass it on to your kids. Pinaka nakaka shookt yan!
And with these health risks and dangers that worms can bring to ur family, Antiox champions deworming for families. Unlike other deworming treatments, Antiox is a brand that is not only for kids, but is intended for every member of the family.
As a mom, it is our responsibility to make sure that our family is healthy. And I know how we all strive hard to give the best protection to our family. Antiox knows that and is one with us in making sure that our family is totally healthy. Together, let’s make every Filipino home a worm-free family. With Antiox, a worm-free family means a worm-free community.