A 38-year-old member asked:
Please tell me can giardia or giardiasis infection go away on its own after a while?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Rarely: Most need treatment with Metronidazole to get rid of it or Tinidazole
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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 & abdominal cramps. If untreated it can cause bloody diarrhea, dehydration & weight loss. Diagnosis- via blood test for antibodies, stool antigen & checking stool for ova & parasites.Tx can include metronidazole, tinidazole & nitazoxanide.
62 viewsAnswered Jul 12, 2020
Last updated Jul 12, 2020
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