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Health Benefits of Deworming

Hi there!

Quick question: “When was the last time you dewormed yourself or your loved ones?” Yes you! Most likely not recently. Deworming is one of the common healthy practices often overlooked in Africa. A survey of about 598 guardians in Nigeria showed that nearly 50% of the guardians were not aware of the practice of deworming, while only 19.7% of the wards had ever been dewormed.

In plain terms, it is a medicated process to kill intestinal worms. These worms can lead to severe malnutrition if not properly attended to. Although a very important self-care process,it is often overlooked until it leads to crucial symptoms like abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting, bloating, redness or rash on the buttocks, fatigue, urinating frequently and weight loss. In most cases, worm infestation is not a life-threatening infection but it can lead to various serious health problems.

If you or your children have not dewormed in awhile, here a few reasons why may want to do so soonest;

  1. When worms are left to accumulate inside the body, they may cause chronic malnutrition, anaemia, intestinal obstruction and one can even develop liver complications. 
  2. Deworming improves your child’s immunity, and thereby protecting him/her from chronic illnesses caused by worms.
  3. It decreases the risk of anaemia and improves nutrition especially in children

The two common drugs used in deworming, both in children and adults, are Mebendazole and Albendazole. They are available at Nigeria’s largest online pharmacy, Drugstore.ng.Place your order for your deworming drugs today and have them delivered to your doorstep.

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