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Your healthcare provider can prescribe medicine to relieve the symptoms of trichinosis. There is no treatment for the worm infection. If your healthcare provider diagnoses infection while you are still having digestive symptoms, antiparasite medicines can dislodge some of the worms. Once encystment of the parasite has begun, treatment is for any symptoms. Your chances of recovery are good.
Albendazole may help you if you start treatment very early. Steroid medicines can relieve the inflammatory reaction when the larvae migrate. You may take steroids along with albendazole. Steroids may, however, prolong the intestinal phase of the infection.
Last Updated September 26, 2007