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Forum Name: Gastroenterology Topics
|Blackmantis - Sun Sep 30, 2007 12:41 pm||
Hi, I live in Australia, I'm 18, male, never had any major illness in the past.
I believe I might have Giardia, could a doctor or RN please tell me, is it possible to build an immunity against this parasite? I take only one medication called Fluvoximine anti depressants which I doubt is related.
I'm emetophobic (In other words, I REALLY fear vomiting) and I note the key symptom of Giardia for me as the sulphur/egg burps which are often so foul, the taste causes me to vomit, and it also sends me into a traumatised state, as I had a nasty experience with it years ago.
Please tell me there's a cure for Giarida, or at least if the body builds up an immunity, as with bacterial infections.
Thankyou for your time.
|Dr. Tamer Fouad - Thu Nov 29, 2007 9:56 pm||
Although your symptoms may suggest giardia, we can't really tell unless you get a stool analysis. That won't happen until you get examined by your doctor.
There's no way to tell until you have confirmed your diagnosis. You will then receive the appropriate antibiotics.
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