Take Medicine For People With Toxoplasmosis?
good evening, i want to ask about clindamycin drug I was infected with the parasitic toxoplasmosis for 1 year, before I took the clindamycin drug I was prescribed spiramycin but almost half of the year the toxo did not go away due to resistance to the spiramycin drug. after that I was advised to take the drug clindamycin for the last 2 months and undergo a blood test, but less than 2 weeks I stopped taking the drug because I was exposed to DHF. I want to do a blood test but am afraid if the results are still positive because I stopped taking the obt for 2 weeks. will the clindamycin drug be resistant too? and can I continue to take the drug if the blood lab results are still positive?
Hello Desiana, thank you for asking.
As you might already know, toxoplasmosis is caused by the Toxoplasma gondii parasite. Parasites enter the human body through direct contact. If food, drinks, cutlery / drinks, as well as hands are exposed to traces of animal waste containing the parasite, toxoplasmosis infection can occur. In healthy adults this infection generally does not arise symptoms. In some cases symptoms can occur such as fever, weakness, muscle aches, or sore throat that can heal itself in 4-6 weeks. This infection becomes more dangerous if an infected pregnant woman or people with low immune status (such as HIV / AIDS or people on cancer therapy).
After the parasites enter and multiply in the human body, the body will form immunity against these parasites. During untreated, parasites can at any time cause symptoms of infection if the immune system has decreased. Therefore, people with Toxoplasmosis infection are advised to continue treatment in accordance with the doctor's recommendation or to start treatment again if it was previously completed but the infection recurred. You should consult with your doctor again. The doctor will determine whether retesting is needed or whether the medication can be continued. Don't delay consulting too much with the doctor who treats you, because if it turns out that your test results are still positive, you should immediately start taking drugs again.
In the meantime, take care of your nutritional intake, get enough rest, keep hands clean, cutlery, and pets if available. Hopefully this answer can help you. Regards.