Which dietary and activity modifications are used in the treatment of giardiasis?

Updated: Oct 01, 2018
  • Author: Hisham Nazer, MBBCh, FRCP, DTM&H; Chief Editor: Burt Cagir, MD, FACS  more...
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No special diet is required. A significant portion of patients have symptoms of lactose intolerance (cramping, bloating, diarrhea), and maintenance on a lactose-free diet for several months may be helpful. Acquired lactose intolerance occurs in as many as 20-40% of cases. [12]

Activity restrictions are not indicated. However, infected subjects who are at risk of spreading the infection should be isolated and treated.


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