Giardia in a child: treatment, symptoms, prevention
Giardiasis is an infectious disease and not parasitic as many believe. Organisms include single-celled protozoa flagellates of the family. They inhabit the small intestine of a person and absorb all those nutrients that must be passed into the body. Almost every third person on earth is infected with this infection. Most often disease suffered by children. What are the symptoms of this disease? How to cure Giardia in a child? The answers to these questions are looking for in this article.
Giardia in a child (treatment as a result of the discovery immediately) you see with your own eyes can not. But this does not mean that they are not in the body. To predict the presence of infection by the following symptoms: fatigue, moodiness, poor sleep, sudden changes in temperature, alternating constipation and diarrhea, pain in the navel area and dermatitis. To check for sure, the kid infected with giardiasis or not, you need to have a blood test. An increased number of eosinophils is an indicator of destruction of the body this infection.
How to withdraw Giardia in a child?
At the first sign of the disease with a child's parents should consult a doctor. He will undergo more blood tests for the detection of specific antibodies and will deliver accurate diagnosis and prescribe treatment.
Many mothers think that will be able to withdraw Giardia in children. Treatment of this infection requires a comprehensive approach and special drugs. In addition, funds will be selected individually, as they all have side effects. So to self-medicate giardiasis is impossible, it will only aggravate the situation and lead to the transition of the disease into the chronic stage.
Pharmaceuticals, herbal medicine and homeopathy are the main ways that help bring Giardia in children. The treatment mostly involves ingestion of anti-parasitic drugs ("Furazolidone", "Ornidazole", "Metrodinazole" and their analogues). The doctor prescribes two-fold to ten-day course of therapy, which is repeated after 5 days. On 3rd day of drug administration usually the child begins to feel even worse. This is because during this period, the flagellates are dying EN masse and begin to excreted by the body. In 5-6 days the patient's condition improves. A second treatment is necessary to secure the result. Thus, for the month displayed Giardia in children. Treatment in the future few days is the administration of probiotics and vitamins. This is necessary in order to restore intestinal microflora and to improve the digestive process.
Along with the medication during the treatment of giardiasis can be taken and herbs: raw pumpkin seeds, mint, garlic, fennel.
You get Giardia from a kid? Treatment of disease involves, in addition to taking the prescribed by a doctor means diet. Exclude from the children's menu at this time the following products: milk and flour, sweets, canned food and marinades.
Stick to the rules of processing of the ingredients during cooking. Vegetables, fruits, herbs rinse, meat and fish well prevaricate or fry.
Giardiasis is called "disease of dirty hands". So stick to yourself and teach your baby to observe the rules of personal hygiene. Keep your home clean and tidy. Regularly drive your Pets to see a vet. All these measures will help to protect his family from such unpleasant diseases such as giardiasis.