Giardiasis Intestinal Infection
Giardiasis is a diarrheal diseasecaused by the microscopic parasite Giardia duodenalis (or Giardia for short). Once a person or animal has been infected with Giardia, the parasite lives in the intestines and is passed in stool (poop). Once outside the body, Giardia can sometimes survive for weeks or even months.Feb 26, 2021
How does a human get Giardia?
Does Giardia infection go away?
If your symptoms are mild, you generally won’t need treatment for giardiasis. Mild infections can go away on their own in a few weeks. If symptoms are severe or aren’t going away, medicine can be used. Infected people who work at a daycare or nursing home may also be treated with medicine.
What is the best treatment for Giardia?
What does giardia poop look like?
How do you know if you have intestinal parasites?
- Abdominal pain.
- Nausea or vomiting.
- Gas or bloating.
- Dysentery (loose stools containing blood and mucus)
- Rash or itching around the rectum or vulva.
- Stomach pain or tenderness.
- Feeling tired.
What are signs of Giardia in humans?
- Foul-smelling, greasy poop that can float.
- Stomach cramps or pain.
- Upset stomach or nausea.
What kills human Giardia?
If you have more severe parasite symptoms, your provider may prescribe an antibiotic with antiparasitic effect to kill the parasite. Giardia medications include: Metronidazole (Flagyl). Tinidazole (Tindamax).