Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Trichinella Infection Home Care

Home care for trichinosis includes:

  • Wash your hands frequently.
  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Acetaminophen for pain
  • Take prescribed medications as directed:
    • Don't skip doses of your medication. This makes them less effective.
    • Be aware of the common side effects that may be caused by your medication.

Trichinella Infection Warning Signs

Notify your doctor if you have trichinosis and any of the following:

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Last Updated: Jan 6, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Trichinella Infection References
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