Parasite In My Little Daughter

by Seema
(Nepal)

Possible parasite in my little daughter...


My daughter is 16 months old and I am concerned about her health. I would like to know how do I recognize if she has "parasite?"

What are the symptoms and the treatment to get rid of "parasite" from my daughter's body?

How is the activities if my baby has "parasite?"
What are the symptoms?

Please advice........







Hi Seema,

Your question is a difficult one to answer. The symptoms of parasites vary greatly because there are so many different types of parasites to consider.


Also, what may be a parasite symptom could also be the symptom of something else entirely.


What makes you think there is a parasite in your little daughter? Is she experiencing a lot of diarrhea? Constipation? Bloating? Rashes?


Those are the most obvious and common signs of intestinal parasites. A yeast infection is also a type of parasite problem and that may result in a chalky white appearance on the tongue (usually called thrush) and possibly even sores.


If you would like to give me more specific details, I can try to help a little better.


The truth is, most people have parasites of some type in their body. Our immune system helps to keep them under control so that we don't develop uncomfortable symptoms.


If our immune system is weak or unable to cope, that's when we start to get sick and notice parasite symptoms.


Do you breast feed your baby still? This can be very helpful in improving her immune system so that she can fight off infection naturally.


If you are able to locate some good organic yogurt in your area, try giving her some of that. Good yogurt that doesn't have added sugar in it, contains healthy and friendly bacteria that also helps with digestion and boosts the immune system.


If it's constipation that your daughter is experiencing, be sure she is drinking enough water. Lack of water intake is one of the most common causes of constipation in people of all ages.


Again, it's hard for me to advise you without more details on what your daughter is experiencing, but if you'd like to give me more information, I'll try to be more specific.


Blessings,
Angie




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Feb 02, 2011
My reply again...
by: Angie

I hate to see you give your little one ranitidine if you can help it. That stuff is nasty in my opinion. ;) Maybe it's a blessing that she won't take it. It doesn't really sound like reflux, does it?


I asked about her diet because some young children can have an intolerance to dairy or certain other foods, and I wondered if you had recently introduced a new food into her diet.


I understand your confusion as to why this seems to come and go every few days. If it's a bacteria/parasite that is causing it, it may just be because her immune system is fighting it and so the effect is that she's fine for a couple of days and then it takes a toll until she expels some of it.


I still think your best option is to try some probiotics/acidophilus. Digestive enzymes might help also, depending on what is causing it. You can get chewable papaya tablets or chewable pineapple bromelain - they are nice tasting and aid in proper digestion.


I wish I could give you a specific solution, but of course I can't "diagnose" your daughter over the internet and I'm not even a doctor. :) As a natural health advocate, I am only able to make suggestions of things you may want to consider and try.


Let me know if I can be of any further help. I hope that she is completely well again soon. Keep me posted.

Feb 02, 2011
Parasite in Little Girl
by: Angie

I believe you also emailed me and I answered you via email, but I will post the reply here, too.

I'm sorry to hear about your poor little girl and the trouble she has been having. What medicine did the doctor prescribe for her?

I know it is very difficult to get little ones to take their medicine sometimes, especially if it tastes nasty. :) It sounds like she is either having some type of tummy virus or difficulty digesting some new food. A little bit of Herbal Fiberblend would probably take care of a tummy bug, but it doesn't taste nice because of the herbs, so you'd probably have the same difficulty getting her to take it.

Have you introduced any new food to her recently, just prior to the onset of this vomiting?

What I would try is getting some probiotics in her. This shouldn't be too difficult since you can mix it with something she is eating and it doesn't have any taste. You can use Florafood and open up a capsule and stir it into whatever food you are giving her.

If you don't want to wait for your order to arrive, you can probably buy some acidophilus or other probiotic at your local health food store. Just be sure that you get some that is either in powder form or a capsule that can be opened so that you can get it in her easily.

I hope this does the trick for you. Please let me know how she progresses.




I believe this was your response...

The doctor prescribed ranitidine because he's thinking it might have been an acid reflux which is what i have and have had since I was younger. But I don't think that's the problem and the doctor is unsure exactly what it is. That's why I'm worried. And i haven't introduced any new foods to her at all lately. She eats the same thing as you or I and has been since she was about 10 months of age. I'm having trouble understanding why one day she's fine and the next she's sick.


Jan 31, 2011
My daughter
by: Anonymous

My daughter is 16 months old as to today and I'm thinking that she might have a parasitic infection. She has been sick for 3 weeks now but it's an unusual kind of sickness. She'll be perfectly fine for two days and the third day either late at night or the wee hours of the morning she's vomiting and then the rest of the day she has diarrhea that smells HORRIBLE.And she seems to have a lot of gas that almost makes you want to pass out. And this has been the same routine for three weeks now. She's fine for two days then she's sick for a day, then she's fine for two days then sick for a day. Whats going on with my daughter???!!! I took her to her doctor and told him what has been going on and he was absolutely puzzled. And remind you now he's a doctor (a pretty popular one at that) they know all kinds of stuff! Anyway he put her on some medication and wants to see her in a week but here's the thing she's still sick! The doctor says if she's still sick when I take her back in he is going to have her stomach examined. And to top it all off I cannot get her to take this medicine. I have tried everything. What should I do? Does my daughter have some type of infection that's so rare that the doctor can't figure it out or what? Can you please give me some advice?!

Sep 23, 2009
Thank a lot for your adivce
by: Seema

Hi Angie.......Million of thanks for your suggestion and for your response to my letter.

have a nice day

Seema

Sep 22, 2009
Digging Nose Parasite Sign
by: Angie

Hi Seema,

I don't know for sure if digging the nose is a sign of parasites in babies. It may be that your daughter is getting too much sugar in her diet and that is causing that symptom.


What does your daughter eat and drink? Does she get enough good clean water to drink? Are you breast feeding? I'm not familiar with the standard diet in Nepal, so I'm only guessing based on my knowledge of the typical American and Australian diets.


As I stated earlier, the symptoms of parasites are many and varied. The most common symptoms are...

  • watery diarrhea
  • upset stomach
  • fever
  • lethargy and fatigue
  • gas
  • bloating
  • constipation
  • itching skin, especially the bottom or vagina
  • white coated tongue



Getting good bacteria in her body is one of the best things you can do to help fight against any parasite in your little daughter.


I'm not sure if you can get Florafood in Nepal, but try to locate some probiotics like acidophilus and mix it in some food for her every day.


I hesitate to recommend too many herbs for infants because the amount that is safe for use varies and I don't want to advise you on that. If you have a natural health doctor in your area, perhaps you can ask him/her about the use of wormwood, black walnut hull, and clove as a parasite remedy and if a small dose would be safe.


Something else that is natural and may be helpful is garlic. Garlic is antiparasitic and may be sufficient for her if you can add a small amount to her food (if she'll eat it).


For the constipation, you can try mixing some chia seeds in her food (cereal, mashed banana, etc.) to help her bowels to move better. This is the same grain as Salba and contains the essential fatty acids that the body needs called Omega 3.


Sorry I can't be of more help. I hope that one of these suggestions may work for you and her.

Blessings,
Angie

Sep 22, 2009
about my daughter
by: Seema

Dear Angie,
Thank you very much for your response and showing concerned about my queries.

since my daughter is 16 months old, she also has constipation problems for long time. i couldn't be sure about the parasite in her.

i actually wanted to be sure with the signs and symptoms about the parasites in children...

if the baby has parasites what is the common signs and symptoms they show?

As i have heard from my elders........digging nose frequently is also the signs of parasite in baby..........is it true? since my baby frequently does dig nose.....


thank you

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