GiardiasisOverview

overview

Giardiasis is a stomach bug caused by a tiny parasite.

causes

Giardiasis is often caught from water that's not been treated to kill germs. Most people get it while travelling in developing countries.

symptoms

Symptoms of giardiasis include smelly diarrhoea, burps that smell like eggs, tummy pain and bloating

treatments_overview

Giardiasis is treated with antibiotics. Stay off school or work until your symptoms have stopped for 2 days to avoid spreading the infection.

Page last reviewed: 10/10/2017
Next review due: 10/10/2020