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How Dangerous Is Touching Leprosy Patients
Chaulmoogra Oil: Chaulmoogra oil contains hydnocarpic acide & chaulmoogric acid which both have antibacterial effects. Chaulmoogra oil was injected into people with early stage leprosy. It has been largely replaced by more effective medications. Although some people benefitted from its use, in contemporary times it has its detractors as well. ...Read more
I was a patient of leprosy and after taking the treatment I am cured but it cause some damages can that be cured?
A /W Dr. Friedlander: YES. One may carry these bacteria for five to 20 years before becoming symptomatic. Granulomas can form on nerves, eyes, skin & in respiratory tract. There may be loss of body parts due to inability to feel pain leading to recurrent injuries & secondary infections. If Leprosy is not treated the symptoms will progress over time. Leprosy is however curable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on type.: Leprosy sx's depend on the severity of illness. Sx's may include: Thick, dry skin or growths on skin. Numbness of areas of skin that may be hypopigmented. Pain can be severe. Nose may be congested with nosebleeds. Voice can become hoarse. Incisor teeth may fall out.Light sensitivity, glaucoma & blindness. Ulcerations of legs, ankles & feet. Testicles atrophy w/ gynecomastia in males & v fertility. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ever so slightly: A normal immune system wards off the infection (which is completely curable by the way) the germ is transmitted by a person in advanced stage of disease who sneezes or coughs. It takes many exposures probably. The incubation period is about 5 years and several more years until disease sets in. It causes numbness so unfeeling injuries occur and limbs or facial parts are scarred. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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