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Can children get giardia from puppies that doesn't have shots? How long does giardia first show signs of symptoms or take effect?

Can children get giardia from puppies that doesn't have shots? How long does giardia first show signs of symptoms or take effect?

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 that infects dogs and cats. The usual pet shots have nothing to do with Giardia.
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Dr. John Landi
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Giardia (Definition)

A parasitic disease caused by Giardia lamblia. About 10% of those infected have no symptoms. When symptoms occur they may include diarrhea, abdominal ...Read more


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What happens if you leave giardia untreated?

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 possible side effects. Probably your immune system would clear giardia, but not necessarily; some infections may persist indefinitely. Symptoms probably would eventually improve, even if the infection continues, but it might take weeks or months. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: giardia?

What is the definition or description of: giardia?

Parasite: Giardia lamblia is a flagellated protozoan parasite that colonizes and reproduces in the small intestine, causing giardiasis. ...Read more

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Can you suggest where I can buy medicine for giardia?

Can you suggest where I can buy medicine for giardia?

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. ...Read more

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Please answer! What medicine can I buy at a store for giardia?

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 prescription medication can be decided upon. ...Read more

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Please answer! What medicine can I buy at a store to treat giardia?

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. Take care. ...Read more

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What exactly is the giardia vaccine?

What exactly is the giardia vaccine?

For PETs: This vaccine is for the prevention of the intestinal infection giardiasis in dogs and cats or farm animals. There is no current version for humans... ...Read more

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How do I make my [possibly] giardia infected son get tested?

How do I make my [possibly] giardia infected son get tested?

He'll feel better: People who have giardiasis usually want to be tested because they feel so horrible. I don't know how old your son is, or whether he has the symptoms of giardiasis. If he does, then a simple treatment could make him feel a lot better. ...Read more

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Can you suggest any natural home remedies to treat giardia in a recently adopted 5 yo child?

Can you suggest any natural home remedies to treat giardia in a recently adopted 5 yo child?

No: There are no known natural remedies for giardia infestation that cure the infection. Using macrobiotics may help the symptoms. ...Read more

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If you have giardia and are on medication for that but have not gotten the test results yet-can you also take immodium?

Be careful with meds: Imodium (loperamide) is not a 'cure all' and I actually prefer my patients NOT to take it unless absolutely necessary. It seems also ur diagnosis is still in question -do u or do u not have Giardia? Diarrhea is 'good' in a way, since the body is getting rid of germs. You just need to 'keep up' with fluid and salt losses, & of course the inconvenience of going to the bathroom often. Hopefully ur doc can guide u ...Read more

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For the past 4 years I am being diagnosed by giardia once every year! I m drinkin the best water here! Is it somethin that reproduce on it's own?

Hard to Clear: Sometimes, giardia can be hard to clear with standard therapy or the strain can be resistant to the standard regimen; if your water supply is truly clear, then your doctor may want to consider an alternative therapy;. ...Read more

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What's a giardia infection?

What's a giardia infection?

Intestinal infection: Giardia lamblia is a protozoan acquired usually by contaminated water that primarily causes diarrhea that can last for weeks or more. It can be treated with Metronidazole (flagyl). ...Read more

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Could giardia spread to the brain?

No: Giardia is not known to spread via the bloodstream. Therefore, it is confined to the small intestine. However, if untreated, the diarrhea caused by Giardia can lead to severe dehydration that could cause neurological deficits. In addition, Giardia infections can result in vitamin B12 deficiency, which can cause neurological disorders as well. ...Read more

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What are signs of a giardia infection?

What are signs of a giardia infection?

Diarrhea, gas, pain: Giardia (an intestinal parasite) usually causes profound diarrhea, gas and pain. Giardia is usually contracted from drinking contaminated water in the wilderness but is also found in institutions (e.g. Daycares). ...Read more

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Are legionella bacteria and giardia connected?

Are legionella bacteria and giardia connected?

Completely different: Legionella can live within waterborne amoeba-like organisms, although not aware that it will live within giardia. Giardia lamblia is a flagellated amoeba-like organism that lives in fresh water as well. Both of these can produce human disease, but the diseases are very different and unrelated. ...Read more

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How do you cure chronic giardia without antibiotics?

How do you cure chronic giardia without antibiotics?

Amoebic infection: This is an infection from a protozoa (amoeba) which requires specific antiprotozal antibiotics and stool cultures. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have giardia cysts on my tampon?

How do you know that: I am not sure if it is from fecal contamination. But would get medically checked if you are carrying Giardia Lamblia. ...Read more

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Are there any OTC treatments for giardia? Currently no insurance

Are there any OTC treatments for giardia? Currently no insurance

Nope: Sorry, none -- only prescription treatments. But you also need professional diagnosis; even with typical symptoms or risks, there are several other possible diagnoses. Low cost care may be available at a community or public health clinic; contact your local or state health dept for advice. They also may be able to help solve your insurance problem, e.g. via the Affordable Care Act or Medicaid. ...Read more

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Our dog has giardia. Can I catch it? What are typical symptoms and treatment?

Giardia Details...: Transmission of infectious Giardia cysts occurs via three routes: waterborne, foodborne, or fecal-oral transmission. Exercise caution when cleaning up feces, use gloves and wash hands afterward. Risk is very low. 50% of patients clear the infection with experiencing symptoms. Typical symptoms include diarrhea, malaise, cramps, nausea, etc. Treatment: symptomatic management and antibiotics. ...Read more

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If your neutrophils get low during a long bout of giardia, can they rebound later?

It is very: Likely. If the dip us related to the infection or it's treatment it is going to improve as things resolve. ...Read more

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I heard that garlic whith milk can fight giardia lamblia, it is true or false? What benefits do I have if I eat a piece of garlic every morning?

No: It's false, garlic and milk will not cure giardia. You need tinidazole, metronidazole, nitazoxanide, Albendazole or paromomycin to cure giardia infection.
Garlic may slightly decrease your cholesterol level. It will help keep people you don't like and vampires from getting too close to you. ...Read more

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