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How do I manage my parasitic gastrointestinal infection?

Most parasitic gastrointestinal infections are best managed by a qualified healthcare professional. Sometimes, an intestinal parasite infection may be very mild or even asymptomatic. These sorts of infections may improve and resolve simply with the passage of a period of time. However, if intestinal parasites are known to be present and symptoms persist or worsen, medical care should be sought. In such cases, prescription anti-parasite drugs are typically utilized to kill the mature parasites and their immature forms.

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