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Filariasis Treatment In Andhra Pradesh

My Mother aged 65 years and suffering with Filariasis since 55 years effected with left leg heavily (40 Kg of weight) and due to this she is continuously getting wounds on her leg and getting fever also. Skin is became very ruff. Now we would like to take her for surgery . Will you please suggest any better treatment available in Andhra pradesh?
Thu, 11 Aug 2011
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
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Since she has developed lot of fluid under her skin due to filariasis the skin gets damaged and forms ulcers. Keep the legs elevated, the wound needs regular dressing. Surgery can be done in any reputed hospitals in which the Surgeons are trained for debulking surgeries. Most probably Govt. Hospitals will be able to do them or you can visit Manipal Hospital.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Jitender Chauhan's  Response
Hello, welcome to HCM. Bed rest, limb elevation, and compression bandages have traditionally been used to treat chronic lymphedema in filariasis. Corticosteroids can be used to soften and reduce the swelling of lymphedematous tissues. Correction of gross limb elephantiasis with surgery is less successful and may require multiple procedures and skin grafting. You must visit any good surgeon to get it operated upon. Wish you good health.
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Dr. ritesh k. pandey's  Response
Helo mr. in ayurveda thr is one jaluka therapy , it gives wonderful result , and aftr tat no need of surgery , so u soon contact ur nearer ayurvedic consultant. Thax u...
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Dr. Sabyasachi Sen's  Response
before surgery try Quinine tabs under medical supervision. most probably she will not require surgery.
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Filariasis Treatment In Andhra Pradesh

Welcome to Healthcare Magic Since she has developed lot of fluid under her skin due to filariasis the skin gets damaged and forms ulcers. Keep the legs elevated, the wound needs regular dressing. Surgery can be done in any reputed hospitals in which the Surgeons are trained for debulking surgeries. Most probably Govt. Hospitals will be able to do them or you can visit Manipal Hospital.