Giardiasis is a common disease of the gastro-intestinal-tract with the flagellated parasite, namely the Giardia lambila which is often found in the tropical continent. There have some chances of misdiagnosis and so it is requires adequate attention of the physician concerned. In other cases indistinguishable gastro intestinal complaints are described as the symptoms of giardiasis.
i) When the infection of Giardiasis is light, the patient may remain without any symptom at all.
ii) In moderate infestation the following symptoms may occur:
a) Chronic recurrent nausea.
b) Mild cramp in the abdomen.
d) Mild diarrhoea. There may be two to ten motions per day. The faeces may contain mucus, but no blood and pus are present.
iii) In severe infection of Giardiasis, in addition to the above said symptoms vomiting and fever occur. Patient suffering from chronic Giardiasis may lose weight. Other symptoms of mal-absorption may supervene. Persons, who are suffering from hypo-gama globunopathies are susceptible to Giardia lamblia infection. Giardia is the most common cause of diarrhoea, steatorrhoea and morphological abnormalities of the small intestine in these patients. The parasites can attack gall bladder.
i) No protective immunity of Giardiasis develops.
ii) Re-infection is not a rare case.
iii) Prophylactic medicine is not recommended in usual process.
iv) Proper treatment of the infected person is necessary.
v) Maintain of personal Hygiene is must.
vi) Cleanliness of home should be maintained.
vii) Environmental hygiene should be maintain adequately.
Homeopathic therapeutic hints for Giardiasis:
i) For persistent or chronic cases of Giardiasis a great remedy is Sulphur. In this case the tenesmus continues, the stools are slimy, and there is frequent and sudden urging to stool.
ii) When the stools are of a jelly like mucous, and covered with slimy white mucous and accompanied by griping in the epigastric region, the medicine is Aloes.
iii) When tearing pains down the thighs as an accompaniment of Giardiasis you may use Rhus tox.
Magnetic therapy may be same as the treatment of Dysentery.