Cyclospora Infection Symptoms and Treatment

Cyclospora Infection

Cyclospora Infection occurs due to contaminated food or water. Its different from food poisoning as there are no immediate symptoms. Cyclospora Infection symptoms start to appear after 2 days of infection. In some cases it may last within few days, but if it continues for more than a week then you should must see a doctor. Parasites responsible for Cyclospora need a host to travel from one person to another. That medium may be contaminated food or water. It doesn't spread through air. So a little precaution while taking food with your friends or colleagues, and eating fresh food can prevent you from getting this parasite.

Cyclospora Infection Symptoms

Cyclospora Infection symptoms may take a few days to appear. In some people it may take even a week.
Some common symptoms of Cyclospora Infection include:
  • Loss of appetite
  • Watery diarrhea
  • explosive bowel movements
  • Weight Loss
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Vomiting
  • Low Fever
  • Fatigue

Cyclospora Infection Treatment

Before starting the treatment of Cyclospora Infection, you can can confirm it through a stool test. A person with healthy immune system will not need any medicines for treatment of Cyclospora Infection. Before taking a medicine you should must consult your doctor. Usually doctors prefer the following medication:
  • Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, available by the trade names Bactrim or Septra. 
  • If you have sulfa allergies, then doctor may recommend Cipro or Alinia.

Possible Prevention for Cyclospora Infection

  • Wash Fruits and Vegetables before cooking or eating them.
  • You may use a washing mix of  Vinegar and Water.
  • Avoid packed food, especially packed salad.

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