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Is it dangerous to have red spotted legs in a patient suffering from elephantitis ?

hello. my father is now 47 yrs old & he is suffering frm elephantities since the age of 16.we even went to CMC Vellur fopr the treatment but no use in the year 1992. Once in a year he is badly caught by fever & pain & the place were it is affected [left leg] becomes red spotted & after 5-6 days it is cured. my question is, is it natural in this case or a serious cause for the coming future?
Asked On : Mon, 13 Jun 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
he can take regularly yearly dose of medicine for elephantiasis.
this medicine will kill all the microscopic worms & some adult worms but is not able to kill all the adult worms.
so he will have to take yearly dose of medicine.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
Thanks for query,
in elephantiasis due to swelling and thick skin and itching reccurent skin infection is common so he may require anti biotic course often,
give some antihitamines,
give one course of Hetrazan ie Di ethyl carbamazine,it will give good relief.
ok and bye.
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