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Suffering from filariasis problem. Suggest treatment for swelling?

Hi, My mother is suffering from filariasis problem since 2001, and because of this her right leg is effected & swlled. We have been using homeopathic & English medicine since 2001 but no cure. Kindly advise us on treatment details & Surgery Details also please suggest us My mother age: 55 years Country: INDIA City: mumbai
Asked On : Sun, 7 Oct 2012
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Diethylcarbamazine (DEC) was the earlier drug used in the treatment of Filariasis as it kills both micofilaria & adult worms. But this is not very effective in prevention or treatment of acute attacks in chronic patients . Current treatment is a combination of Ivermectin 200 micro grams/kg and Albendazole 400mg both given as a single oral dose every six to twelve months. Ivermectin kills microfilaria & Albendazole kills adult worms. However for leg swelling compression elastocrepe bandages and limb elevation after removing bandages during night will help. Surgical procedures are excisional surgery & skin grafting; lymph nodo venous shunts.
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