Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Trichinellosis Treatment

Trichinosis often causes a nonserious infection that will improve without treatment over the course of a few months. Those with symptoms will benefit from treatment with antiparasitic medications. Pain relievers are prescribed to control muscle aches. Oral corticosteroids may be prescribed to control inflammation.

Specific treatment for trichinosis may include:

Trichinellosis Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat trichinosis:

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Last Updated: Jun 9, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Trichinellosis References
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