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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cindy Williams
38 years experience Pediatrics
Giardia: The risk of humans acquiring Giardia infection from dogs or cats is small. The exact type of Giardia that infects humans is usually not the same type ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Giardia: The risk is very low because dogs have a different type of Giardia than humans.Incubation period is 1 to 14 days (ave of 7 days). Giardiasis is a wate ... Read More

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes: If you get exposed again , no life immunity to intestinal parasites.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Reinfection is possible. Giardiasis is a waterborne illness caused by Giardia parasite. Sx's – there may be no sx's or diarrhea, oily floating stool, ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Get treated: Why would you even think about not being treated? Treatment is very easy (including some single-dose options) and giardiasis is much worse than any po ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Giardia Lamblia: Giardiasis is a waterborne illness caused by Giardia parasite. Sx's – there may be no sx's or diarrhea, oily floating stool, gas, nausea & abdomin ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Variable: But usually 7-10 days.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Parasite: Giardia lamblia is a flagellated protozoan parasite that colonizes and reproduces in the small intestine, causing giardiasis.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Giardia Lamblia: The medication can be purchased at a pharmacy once the diagnosis is confirmed by a medical provider and an appropriate prescription has been written.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
21 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Unlikely: not really
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Start with your: physician so that you can be prescribed an appropriate medication.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Giardia Lamblia: If you have an actual Giardia Lamblia infection - you need to see your physician. Once diagnosis is confirmed to be accurate then the appropriate pres ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Giardia: If you believe you have a Giardia lamblia infection - please see your physician for evaluation. A prescription can then be decided on by the provider. ... Read More

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