Giardiasis Symptoms

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dr. simi paknikar
Medically Reviewed by dr. simi paknikar, MD
Last Updated on Sep 23, 2014
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which doctor should I consult for giardiasis?

You must consult a general practitioner or gastroenterologist.

2. Are there any side-effects of the medicines used to treat giardiasis?

Side-effects of the medicines used to treat giardiasis include-
  • Metallic taste in the mouth
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Headache

3. What can be done to prevent giardiasis?

There is no vaccine or effective drug available for prevention of giardiasis infection. Giardiasis can be prevented and controlled by-
  • Improved water supply
  • Proper disposal of human feces
  • Maintenance of food and personal hygiene
  • Safe sex
  • Health education

4. What are the possible complications of giardiasis?

Complication of giardiasis include-
  • Dehydration
  • Malabsorption
  • Weight loss

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