An infection from a parasite called Giardiasis is the cause of this disease and it usually affects your small intestine. This is a microscopic bacteria that spreads easily, especially if you have cats and dogs at home. The most common causes here of the same are nausea, diarrhoea or greasy stools, loss of appetite and also vomiting along with feeling of dizziness.
HOW IS GIARDIASIS DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of Giardiasis is done based on your symptoms and medical history. General physician may order for a lab testing of stools for detecting the parasite. An endoscopy may be performed by running a flexible tube down your throat and into the intestine to take a tissue sample.
HOW IS GIARDIASIS TREATED?
Many prescription drugs are available to treat giardiasis. To prevent dehydration, infants and pregnant women should drink a lot of fluids while ill. Dehydration can be life threatening for infants, so it is especially important that parents talk to their healthcare providers about treatment options for their infants. Certain antibiotics are commonly used to treat giardiasis.
DID YOU KNOW?
Kids below the age of 5 may have malnutrition and thus adequate replenishment should be given too.