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Can Mouth Sores Be A Symptom Of Giardiasis?

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Posted on Wed, 13 Jun 2012
Question: Can mouth sores be a symptom of giardasis
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (4 hours later)
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
Giardiasis is an intestinal infection. It is difficult to assess if the mouth sores you are having are connected to the infection.
I do not think that it would be likely due the infection per se. It is likely to be due to the vitamin B complex and other nutrient deficiencies as a result of persistent diarrhea associated with giardia infection.
It is best to have regular vitamin supplements along with the appropriate antibiotics to avoid such mouth ulcers.
I hope this answers your query effectively.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
Wishing you good health.
Regards.

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Can Mouth Sores Be A Symptom Of Giardiasis?

Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
Giardiasis is an intestinal infection. It is difficult to assess if the mouth sores you are having are connected to the infection.
I do not think that it would be likely due the infection per se. It is likely to be due to the vitamin B complex and other nutrient deficiencies as a result of persistent diarrhea associated with giardia infection.
It is best to have regular vitamin supplements along with the appropriate antibiotics to avoid such mouth ulcers.
I hope this answers your query effectively.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
Wishing you good health.
Regards.