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Doctor insights on: Giardia Lamblia Ab Panel Ifa

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When would one need a giardia lamblia antigen assay?

When would one need a giardia lamblia antigen assay?

Diarrhea: Non-bloody diarrhea with fevers and weight loss, especially after exposure to potentially contaminated fresh water sources (rivers, lakes) may prompt a stool test to rule out giardia. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Giardia (Definition)

Giardia lamblia is a flagellated protozoan parasite that colonizes and reproduces in the ...Read more


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Can you recommend a gastroenterologist for giardia lamblia?

Can you recommend a gastroenterologist for giardia lamblia?

Location please...: Of course, once giardia exposure is identified and the infection is confirmed, treatment should begin. An added goal is to avoid re-exposure. A gastroenterologist, infectious disease specialist, epidemiologist, and primary care provider all can play roles here in your treatment. To specifically find a GI doctor near you, call your local medical society, hospital, or ask your family doctor. ...Read more

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Is giardia lamblia flagellated protozoan parasite contagious?

Is giardia lamblia flagellated protozoan parasite contagious?

Giardia: This organism lives in many water sources, and can also be transmitted by the fecal-oral route often on the hands of food preparers or servers. It is a commonly underdiagnosed cause of gastrointestinal infection. ...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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May I use albenidazol with amoxicilin for treating giardia lamblia in 2 yo child? Please help me doctor because i don't know what to do to help mybaby

May I use albenidazol with amoxicilin for treating giardia lamblia in 2 yo child? Please help me doctor because  i don't know what to do to help mybaby

Giardia: If your child is asymptomatic he may not need treatment. Metronidazol (flagyl) mat be used for treatment. Albenizol is anti worm medicine which can also take .Discuss his treatment with your doctor. ...Read more

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My daughter has giardia lamblia and she treated flagyl. Whether it is effective against the eggs may hatch after the treatment?

No eggs: You may be thinking about cysts - giardia does not create eggs. Yes, Metronidazole is effective against the cyst form of giardia. ...Read more