Symptoms of lamblia - the type of infection that occurs, treatment
Giardiasis is very common in children, and the symptoms of glialosis may not be noticeable for a long time. Unfortunately, giardiasis is also difficult to diagnose, because blood tests or urine tests usually show nothing negative. In this case, the child should be carefully observed, especially if it is a preschooler, and therefore has contact with various microorganisms, fungi or bacteria. So what is giardiasis and what are the symptoms of giardiasis?
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1. Symptoms of lamblia - genus
The symptoms of lamblia are characteristic, but very often they are attributed to another disease entity or other factors. Gliardiasis is symptomatic only in a small percentage of infections, which is why diagnosis is so difficult. Difficulties in diagnosis are also caused by the symptoms of lamblia itself, because they do not appear cyclically, it happens that there are days when nothing happens that could upset the parents. What are the exact symptoms of lamblia? Abdominal pain occurs most of all, but the child is not able to accurately determine where the pain is located.
Lamblia symptoms should be confirmed by careful stool tests
However, most often pain occurs in the right hypochondrium and in most cases after a more abundant meal. Other symptoms of lamblia include constant fatigue, drowsiness, frequent headaches, and the appearance of stools with undigested food remains. Symptoms of lambliosis are also diarrhea, persistent low-grade fever, and rash. A characteristic symptom of gliosis is also a great craving for sweet products.
2. Symptoms of lamblia - how the infection occurs
The symptoms of lamblia have already been described, and how does parasite infection occur? First of all, the main route of infection is through the alimentary tract, i.e. a child can become infected by eating food contaminated with lamella. What does lamblia look like? It has a pear-shaped shape and belongs to the group of flagellates, characterized by flagella that make it easier to move. Lamblia also has a suction cup with which it sucks into the digestive tract. It is a parasite that reproduces by division, therefore the population grows very rapidly. If one person develops symptoms of lamblia, it is certain that other members of the family will soon develop such symptoms.
3. Symptoms of lamblia - treatment
The symptoms of lamblia are treated topically and symptomatically. As with all parasitic infections, it is very important to maintain good hygiene for your baby and other infected people with lamblia. If lambliosis is suspected, when the symptoms indicate the presence of a parasite, a specialist stool examination for the presence of parasite cysts is performed.
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Why does the research not always show the presence of lamblia? Since everything depends on the stage of their development, not everyone can see them even under a microscope. After obtaining the test results, the doctor decides about the selection of pharmacological agents. If symptoms of lamblia appear, you must not treat the child on your own, because often the cysts of the parasite are resistant to drugs and you can only burden the liver with drugs. If the symptoms of lamblia disappear, the stool test should be repeated to make sure that the treatment has been effective.