Should I see a specialist for trichinella spiralis infection, or can my regular doctor take care of it?
Trichenella infectio. A regular doctor should be able to treat this problem.
Trichinella. Best to see a specialist since this is a pretty uncommon infection and most general doctors will have little experience in managing it. But any doctor can look up the treatment in a textbook and obtain it for you. You will still be better off with the enhanced follow-up care that a specialist can provide to avoid complications.
Trichinella spiralis. Trichinella spiralis = nematode parasite that causes food borne trichinosis infections. It is often associated w eating under-cooked pork. Some cases may be asymptomatic. Early sx’s may include: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain & fatigue with later development of pink eye, light sensitivity, headache, swelling of face, weakness, high fever & muscle pain. Read more...