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Will giardia go away

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Rarely: Most need treatment with Metronidazole to get rid of it or Tinidazole
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Usually not: 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 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Colon wall: If the thickening was the result of only one episode of diverticulitis, it may eventually recede. Repeated episodes of colon inflammation could cause ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Yes: If you get exposed again , no life immunity to intestinal parasites.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
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
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Variable: But usually 7-10 days.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
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
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Not Usually: Children and adults who have giardia infection without symptoms usually don't need treatment unless they're likely to spread the parasites. Many peopl... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Start with your: physician so that you can be prescribed an appropriate medication.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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

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