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What activities should someone with intestinal parasites avoid?

Parasitic gastrointestinal infections can cause a range of symptoms from mild to life-threatening. The care of such infections generally requires prescription anti-parasite drugs such as metronidazole administered under the supervision of a qualified physician. Your doctor should manage your level of activity. However, generally speaking, mild to moderate disease will probably not require hospitalization. Outpatients should strive for a sanitary living environment, drink only clean water, and avoid eating raw foods in order to minimize the likelihood of re-infection by intestinal parasites. Individuals requiring inpatient care will under the direct supervision of their attending physicians.

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