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Does leishmaniasis have preventative medication that I can use?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Leishmaniasis

The best prevention is to keep from being bitten by sand flies: wear insect repellent, wearing protective clothing, screening windows, putting fine mesh around the bed, avoid outdoor activities, especially from dusk to dawn, when the flies are most active.

In brief: Leishmaniasis

The best prevention is to keep from being bitten by sand flies: wear insect repellent, wearing protective clothing, screening windows, putting fine mesh around the bed, avoid outdoor activities, especially from dusk to dawn, when the flies are most active.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Sand flies

There is no vaccine or preventive med for leishmaniasis.
Dr fisher did an excellent job with prevention. I will focus on protection while sleeping. The phlebotomine sand fly is a third the size of a mosquito. So the mesh in your netting must be very fine. Make sure that the bed netting is tucked under the mattress. Spray both netting and bedding with a insecticide that contains pyrethroid.

In brief: Sand flies

There is no vaccine or preventive med for leishmaniasis.
Dr fisher did an excellent job with prevention. I will focus on protection while sleeping. The phlebotomine sand fly is a third the size of a mosquito. So the mesh in your netting must be very fine. Make sure that the bed netting is tucked under the mattress. Spray both netting and bedding with a insecticide that contains pyrethroid.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology

In brief: Insect repellant

Avoid bites from flying insects.

In brief: Insect repellant

Avoid bites from flying insects.
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dr. Michael Tomeo
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