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Elephantiasis - Treatment

dec worms microfilariae killing

A drug called diethylcarbamazine (DEC) is quite effective at killing the microfilariae as they circulate in the blood, and injuring or killing some of the adult worms within the lymphatic vessels. An individual may require several treatment with DEC, as any adult worms surviving the original DEC treatment will go on to produce more microfilariae offspring.

As the nematodes die, they release certain chemicals which can cause an allergic-type reaction in the host, so many individuals treated with DEC will also need treatment with potent anti-allergy medications such as steroids and antihistamines. The tissue damage caused by elephantiasis is permanent, but the extreme swelling can be somewhat reduced by surgery or the application of elastic bandages or stockings.


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about 3 years ago

on the leg

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over 3 years ago

hi,, i am a vet. med final year..student ..i have seen a buffalo heifer suffering from elephantiasis...what should recommend.. she z open and wheigh about 250 kg....if help me i will b glad....

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almost 4 years ago

my father has suffered from this disease since the past 10 years.his both legs have swollen up and causes difficulty in walking for longer time and even causes difficulty in walking faster. he has not taken any kind of medications or treatment so far.can u suggest what should he do.where can this medicines be available and whether this medicines are safe. can u suggest where we can get the surgery done too..

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over 2 years ago

my sister has infected with this disease name Elephantiasis .Her left leg is infected but she can walk easily with a miner pain.She bear this condition last 6 years.har age is 37 years now.Where can i get vaccine or medicine for this disease.

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over 6 years ago

Where can these drugs be found. I have a friend in Africa who needs medications for Rx and can't find a source to get them.



Thanks

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over 6 years ago

You have to get them directly from the cdc or the maker (Wyeth-Ayers Labs)

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almost 4 years ago

For the past 30 years have had lymphodema and bouts of irresipelas

(at least twice a year).

Earlier this year developed cellulitis and as a result both legs

are enormous (elephantiasis).I suffer no pains but of course it is ugly and walking is impeded. I use a walker with wheels.

Should I try the DEC treatment ?

Can it be obtained in Israel ?

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over 4 years ago

my mother(right leg) is suffering from this disease . she is infected by this disease for last 25 years and now she is 42. please help me. she really needs help.

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over 4 years ago

Where can I get these drugs? Do they effectively treat elephantiasis? I have a next door neighbour, an old woman suffering from this ailment. She spends the whole night wailing. It is really pathetic. Please hep find the answers. Thanks

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over 3 years ago

i am suffering with elephantiasis also know as filarial worms, elephant sick, is a disease in my left leg. It emerges due to filaria worm larvae are transmitted by mosquitoes, during Kashmir earthquake 2005. i will be thankful if someone advise me to find a appropriate hospital to treatment of it. Please contact ashique- Dubai UAE; +97150709347, email; eacernet@hotmail.com, skyp; xussain88

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over 3 years ago

I don't have enough cognition about this certain topic.Elephantiasis is cause by mosquito bite and improper hygiene I beg of those people who have this.I'm sorry for you guys..... that's all

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over 3 years ago

I don't have enough cognition about this certain topic.Elephantiasis is cause by mosquito bite and improper hygiene I beg of those people who have this.I'm sorry for you guys..... that's all

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almost 4 years ago

i am presently treating a customer with Elephantisis with the SWhark Oil from Health Products Corporation and products fr4omj Dynamic Health P-roductsw Corporation.



If yoy have a Drugs that ni could use on my Patients i will be delighted.

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almost 4 years ago

Please my left leg is swollen.. they say they think it is elephantiasis... what should l take

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over 2 years ago

Hellow please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


To all respected body of the WHO...........
I am requesting you that what is the curative method & protection 4 the disease called Elephantiasis???????????
Thus please inform me i'm living whith this diseases 4 longer time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!
from BT

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almost 4 years ago

My younger sister is 46yrs old and she has had elephantiasis since she was 10yrs old.



she has under gone surgeries three times and still her leg is getting bigger with severe pains, chills and fever.



How can we find cure to this ailment of where do we go for long lasting treatment.



Tnanks.

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almost 4 years ago

My Dad has elephantiasis and i need to know where in mpumalanga can he get treatment for it.His one leg has swollen up pretty badly already.

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about 4 years ago

this disease is very very bad. im sorry for all the people who have it. i hope scientists will hurry and create a vaccine. :(