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The garden or the hives?

The garden or the hives?

Question:

- My baby girl, 1 year old and seven months old, appears soft on her body from time to time. At first they appear as red spots, which then decrease in size and also eat very hard. The doctor told me that I was due to the groin. She was treated by Giardia, but her gentleness still appears. Why do these gentle people still appear and what do you recommend me to do next?

Answer:

Giardia lamblia is the most common pathogenic intestinal parasite. It is transmitted through contaminated water and food and via the fecal-oral route.

Giardia lamblia is the most common pathogenic intestinal parasite. It is transmitted through contaminated water and food and via the fecal-oral route.
Typical for acute infection is: foul-smelling diarrhea with watery, explosive stools, major abdominal distension, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, which in time causes intestinal malabsorption and weight loss.
In chronic infection, severe burns or epigastric discomfort frequently occur. hives it is possible in the evolution of giardiasis. The diagnosis is established on the basis of the co-parasitological examination or the examination of the duodenal fluid.
The treatment is done with parasitic drugs; to prevent re-infestation, treatment of all family members is recommended.

But the urticaria, although it may appear in the context of a giardiasis, is not specific to this.
hives it is a skin manifestation characterized by the sudden appearance on the skin of papules (red spots slightly highlighted) or relief plates that produce itching (itching) and have ephemeral character (can disappear in a few hours). In subacute or chronic forms of urticaria, urticarial rashes may recur monthly for a long period of time.
The cause of hives may in some cases remain unknown; it can be an allergic reaction to pollen, dust, mites, certain medicines or foods (eggs, chocolate, strawberries, etc.).
In your case a dermatological consultation in the eruptive period would be useful; also try to track if the appearance of eruptive elements is preceded by exposure to certain factors that could trigger an allergic reaction.
Considering the fact that your little girl has had giardia, conducting repeated co-parasitological examinations at intervals of several days between them, it would be helpful to exclude a possible reinfestation.
Alina Pop-Began
- Resident physician - Anesthesia and Intensive Care -
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