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crypto parasite?

ok so appearantly there is something going around called crypto and it is a supposably makes a child have diahrea for days..does any one have any more information on this or has/had to deal with this? my daycare says that my son might have it, but they always jump to conclusions anyways since they think they are the smartest ones on the planet, but i am not ruling crypto out, yet


Asked by Anonymous at 2:40 PM on Oct. 3, 2008 in Health

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  • Cryptosporidiosis is the name I believe.

    It can only be viewed under a microscopic.Cryptosporidium parvum can live in the intestine of humans and animals. The parasite is passed in the stool of an infected person or animal. Cryptosporidiosis and the parasite that causes it are referred to as "Crypto."

    When symptoms are present, the most common symptom is watery diarrhea. Other symptoms of cryptosporidiosis are abdominal cramps, nausea, low-grade fever, dehydration, and weight loss. Symptoms usually appear between 2 and 10 days after being infected. Symptoms of cryptosporidiosis usually last for about two weeks.


    Answer by Southerncharmes at 2:55 PM on Oct. 3, 2008

  • The cryptosporidiosis parasite lives in the intestine of infected humans or animals. Millions of cryptosporidiosis parasites might be released in a bowel movement from an infected human or animal. You can become infected after accidentally swallowing the parasite. cryptosporidiosis may be found in soil, food, water, or surfaces that have been contaminated with the feces from infected humans or animals. cryptosporidiosis can be easily spread and is very contagious

    The usual treatment of cryptosporidiosis is to drink plenty of fluids. However, you should consult your doctor for specific treatment.


    Answer by Southerncharmes at 2:55 PM on Oct. 3, 2008

  • If he has it then the daycare is not washing their hands properly nor are the sanitizing their daycare center properly several times a day. If this is going around in the daycare then they need to be ProActive in taking steps to stop the chain of infection in their daycare kids.

    Answer by Southerncharmes at 2:56 PM on Oct. 3, 2008