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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Tuberculoid Leprosy

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Leprosy (Definition)

Leprosy is a disease that results in severe skin sores, nerve damage, and gradual muscle weakness. It is more common in temperate, tropical, and subtropical climates. Leprosy ...Read more


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What is the relapse rate of borderline tuberculoid hansen disease?

Strange question: As leprosy in the human population in the United States is considered near eradication, unless you have been playing with 7 banded armadillos or visited louisiana when the last leprarium was still open in carville. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if different forms of leprosy require different treatments?

DIFFERENT treatments: Based on a skin smear test or by clinical criteria, one may have either PAUCIBACILLARY leprosy or MULTIBACILLARY leprosy. The former is treated with dapsone and rifampicin for 6 months, the latter with rifampicin, dapsone, and clofazimine for 12 months. A person with multibacillary leprosy must not be treated like a paucibaciillary leprosy pt with only two drugs for a shortened period. ...Read more

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I was a patient of leprosy and after taking the treatment I am cured but it cause some damages can that be cured?

Be more specific: Without saying what kind of damage you received from the treatment, it's impossible to say if it's reversible or not. ...Read more

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L have deformity in left hand due to leprosy some years ago.is any treatment to improve deformity?

L have deformity in left hand due to leprosy some years ago.is any treatment to improve deformity?

See a hand surgeon: This is a specialty area in which the practitioners can do remarkable things with the hand, and you should find one who has been trained appropriately and discuss the issues with them. Good luck and best wishes for a successful outcome. ...Read more

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I have a relationship with a woman who travel once a year to India for Ayurvedic treatments. Can she get leprosy and transmit It to me trough sex?

Not to worry: Leprosy is often called the least contagious of infectious diseases. One may carry these bacteria for five to 20 years before becoming symptomatic. About 95% of people have natural immunity to Leprosy. It is most likely that leprosy is transmitted by lenghty & close contact with nasal droplets from an infected person. Of interest - after 2 weeks of treatment many lepers are no longer infectious. ...Read more

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What alternative treatments exist for orchitis?

What alternative treatments exist for orchitis?

Orchitis: This is usually a significant infection requiring antibiotics. Failure to treat can result in testicular abscess or loss of the testis. Be sure of the diagnosis and see a physician. ...Read more

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What are the possible alternative treatments for dystonia?

What are the possible alternative treatments for dystonia?

Dystonia: Stopping the medication that is causing the dystonia, if it is is sevesre IV Benadryl (diphenhydramine) helps. ...Read more

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Could I have success with alternative treatments for alzhiemers?

Could I have success with alternative treatments for alzhiemers?

Possibly: AD is an incurable degenerative disease of the brain. There have been some studies using medium chain triglycerides to 'feed' the brain(Axona). Recently a study supported the use of hi dose Vit E. Other supplements include Vinpocetine and phosphatidyl serine. Be careful even with supplements and 'natural' products- they maybe unsafe or have interactions with other products or medications. ...Read more