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Worm Infestation in Children (Krimiroga)

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Worm Infestation in Children- Krimiroga

Stomach ache is one of the most common health issues complained by children. The primary cause of stomach ache is intestinal infection in children. Intestinal infection is otherwise called helminth infection.It is mostly triggered by certain intestinal parasites like worms that live in the intestine. These wormstake the child’s nutrition and make the child sick and weaker.Even though different types of intestinal worms cause worm infections the most common culprits are tapeworms, pinworms, roundworms and hookworms. In Ayurveda, the worm infestation is explained as Krimiroga. The causes, symptoms, types and treatment of Krimi are detailed in various Ayurvedic classic books. Dr. Gupta’s IAFA is a prestigious institution that provides effective treatment for various illnesses in adults as well as children. Ayurpediatric department in IAFA offers good Ayurvedic care for children suffering from worm infestation. 

Causes of Worm Infestation

Children can easily come in contact with germs.  Main causes of worm infestation include: 

  • Contact with soil having eggs, germs etc. at a playground 
  • Touching pets infected with worms
  • Intake of infected food or water
  • Lack of proper hygiene
  • Insufficient hand washing

Ayurvedic reference of Worm Infestation in Children

Symptoms of Worm Infestation

Common symptoms of worm infestation include:

  • Irritability
  • Weight loss
  • Stomach ache
  • Bed wetting
  • Blood in stools. 

Also, symptoms vary on the basis of the type of worm infected as explained below:

Symptoms of Tapeworm Infection

  • Jaundice
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Frequent eating 
  • Malnutrition

Symptoms of Roundworm Infection

  • Diarrhea
  • Presence of worms in stools
  • Dry cough
  • Fever

Symptoms of Pinworm Infection

  • Itching around the anus
  • Troublesome sleeping caused by itching
  • Painful urination

Symptoms of Hookworm infection

  • Wheezing
  • Coughing
  • Fatigue
  • Anemia

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Dr. Gupta’s IAFA is a prestigious institution that provides effective treatment for various illnesses in adults as well as children.  Institute of Applied Food Allergy® provides child friendly Ayurvedic treatment for worm infestation. IAFA can be trusted for its authentic health services.

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Diet in Worm Infestation in Children

Do’s (Pathya) in Worm Infestation in Children

  • Garlic, turmeric
  • Raw pumpkin seeds
  • Oats with hot water
  • Clove 
  • Ginger, lemon & honey
  • Eating goose berry with honey
  • Always take warm food
  • Light and easily digestible food
  • Frequent intake of lukewarm water

Don’ts (Apathya) in Worm Infestation in Children

  • Mental stress of childrenSugar
  • Bread 
  • Sweets
  • Sweet fruits
  • Non vegetarian food
  • Butter
  • Coffee 
  • Ice creams
  • Junk food & baked food
  • Fried food items
  • Improperly cooked food
  • Intake of food before digesting previous meal
  • Drinking cold water
  • Bottled soft drinks and artificial juices
  • Lack of exercise
  • Sleeplessness

Yoga and Pranayama in Worm Infestation in Children

Practice of Yoga helps to improve digestive power and to strengthen abdominal muscles. Yoga postures will be helpful to get rid from worm infestation.

  • Ushtrasana
  • Vajrasana
  • Dhanurasana
  • Ardhamatsyendrasana
  • Jataraparivrithi
  • Ananda Balasana
  • Pavanamuktasana
  • Parighasana
  • Marjaryasana
  • Bhujangasana

Pranayama is very effective in strengthening and controlling muscles of digestive system. 


Ayurvedic Treatment of Worm Infestation in Children

Ayurveda has detailed protocol for the management of Worm Infestation in Children. It includes internal medicines, treatment procedures and use of single herbs.

Internal Medicines for Worm Infestation in Children

  • Panchatiktakamkashaya
  • Gandharvahasthadi Kashaya
  • Chiruvilwadi Kashaya
  • Bharngiadi Kashaya
  • Panchakola Kashaya
  • Krimighnavati
  • Vilwadigulika
  • Vidangarishtam

  • Abhayarishta
  • Dasamoolarishta
  • Ashtachurna
  • Vaishwanarachoorna
  • Ardrakarasayana
  • Vilwadilehya
  • Chitrakadigulika

Single Herbs in the Management of Worm Infestation in Children

  • Vidanga (Embelia ribes)
  • Akhukarni (Merremia gangetica)
  • Vasa (Adhatoda vasica)
  • Ardraka (Zingiber officinale)
  • Chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica)

  • Hareethaki (Terminalia chebula)
  • Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)
  • Vilwa (Aegle marmelos)
  • Maricha (Piper nigrum)
  • Karanja (Pongamia pinnata)
  • Patha (Cissampelos pareira)

Article Written By: Dr. Sahil Gupta (B.A.M.S., M.H.A.)

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: What are the causes of worm infestation?

Answer: Worm infestation is caused by certain intestinal worms that may enter body through various factors like lack of hygiene, playing in contaminated soil, drinking contaminated water etc.

Question: What are the symptoms of worm infestation?

Answer: Common symptoms of worm infestation include stomach ache, itching around anus, loss of weight, malnutrition etc.

Question: Can Ayurvedic treatment be provided in worm infestation?

Answer: Yes. Ayurvedic treatment is found to provide ultimate relief from worm infestation. Ayurveda incorporates several internal medicines that not only destroy the worms but also clean the gut.

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