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Suffering from Lymphatic filariasis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Good afternoon. I read in a recently publishe article that Ozone therapy can cure filariasis. Want to know more details on this subject
Doctor :   What is your current symptoms
Doctor :   The therapy depends on the stage of filariasis
User :   I have been having filariasis in my right leg for the past 24 years. Swelling from knee and below. Average twice a year fever
Doctor :   Ok that is called lymphodemia, swelling of the legs
Doctor :   Ozone therapy cannot help in Lymphoedema which is complication of filariasis
User :   I am able to wear shoes and do jogging without any problem.
Doctor :   So it helps to kill the filarial parasite with ozone
Doctor :   If you have non healing ulcer on this legs, then the ozone therapy can help
User :   I do not have an ulcers on my right leg as of now. Can the therapy help in reduction of swelling?
Doctor :   The therapy shall not help in reducing the swelling
User :   any other alternative treatment for reducing the swelling Dr?
Doctor :   I only know about plastic surgery
User :   Is plasti surgery a recommended alternative Dr? If yes, can you recommend a Plastic Surgeon for this purpose please?
Doctor :   The plastic surgery is for cosmetic reasons and convenience reason, which can help in improving your quality of lie
Doctor :   life
Doctor :   You can get yourself examined by a plastic surgeon
User :   got it sir
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   bye dr
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