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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
GI symptoms: Diarrhea, gas, bloating, nausea.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Giardiasis: Giardiasis is a waterborne illness caused by Giardia parasite. Sx's – there may be no sx's or diarrhea, oily floating stool, gas, nausea, vomiting &am ... Read More

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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Anoying > dangerous: As a cause of an acute diarrhea this is more of an anoyance than a threat. Infants have a risk of dehydration but in 3 decades as a pediatrician i don ... Read More
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
35 years experience Pediatrics
Mildly...: ...But highly unpleasant: diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, weakness, fatigue, loss of appetite.
Dr. Charles Glassman
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Giardia: Since it is generally easily treated with antibiotics, it is not dangerous.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Pretty common: Estimates for symptomatic or asymptomatic carriage range from a few % to 1/20 in the US. Carriage is higher in various populations like infants and th ... Read More
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Very common: Widespread in wilderness areas, and statistically probably present these days in most mountain streams and lakes. Also, clearly almost ubiquitous in ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Giardia Lamblia: Per the EPA: in the US :as many as 250 infections per 10,000 people may occur each year from exposures to Giardia in drinking water." Giardia: Drinki ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Please see below: Children and adults who have giardia infection without symptoms usually don't need treatment unless they're likely to spread the parasites. Many peo ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
GI parasite: It's a protozoan parasite that affects the upper GI tract. You get it from ingesting infected stool (through contaminated food, water, or sex). It cau ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
48 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Giardia was once felt to be harmless but its association with diarrhea, malabsorption and waterborne outbreaks has clearly established its pathogenici ... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Poor growth: Some individuals will shed the parasite in 2-3 wks without rx & do well but half develop recurrent diarrhea. The effect on the intestine often leads t ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
The infestation of: The intestinal tract with the protozoan giardia lamblia.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes and no: Host immunity plays a role in elimination of giardia and provides some protection against infection on re-challenge. Partial protective immunity can ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not really: any parasitic disease if severe may affect the whole body, but your immune system usually is adept at fighting it and confining the infection, until ... Read More
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