Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which doctor should I consult for cyclospora infection?

You should consult a gastroenterologist.

2. Who are at risk of cyclospora infection?

People living in tropical and sub-tropical areas of the globe are more at risk.

3. How long do the symptoms of cyclosporiasis last?

If untreated, the symptoms can last for 1-2 months. There may also be instances of relapse where the disease subsides then returns again.

4. What medicines are used for treating cyclosporiasis?

The antibiotic trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, which belongs to the class of sulfa-drugs.

5. Is Cyclospora infection contagious?

It is not contagious per se, as it does not spread from person-to-person. However, the infection can spread by consuming food and water contaminated with fecal matter.

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