How do medications treat protozoan infections?

Medications treat protozoan infections primarily by killing the single-celled parasites, referred to as protozoa, which cause the condition. These medications may be used alone or in combination with other medications to effectively rid the body of protozoa. Other medications may be used to treat secondary problems associated with protozoan infections, such as bacterial infections. A patient who has suffered diarrhea or vomiting may need to be rehydrated.

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Parasitic Infections

Parasitic Infections

Parasitic infections begin when a person comes into contact with a disease-causing parasite like tapeworms, roundworms. You can contract these types of infections through contact with contaminated food, soil or water, often in tro...

pical regions. Symptoms of parasitic infections can include digestive problems, irritability, chronic fatigue, acne, rashes, sleep problems, anemia, muscle cramps, allergies and headaches. While there is no vaccine, treatment for parasites can include medications or topical applications.

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