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How did our ancestors on the prairie treat onchocerciasis?

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Dr. Majid Moshirfar
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Cut the nodules

No doubt , there's was no Ivermectin or Doxycycline for them to offer their patients.
However, surgical nodulectomy of the onchocercoma was performed even then . They would simply make a small opening into the bump underneath the skin and simply yank the worm out. Some used a small stick around the adult worm and simply turn it around few clock hours everyday until the adult worm was out.

In brief: Cut the nodules

No doubt , there's was no Ivermectin or Doxycycline for them to offer their patients.
However, surgical nodulectomy of the onchocercoma was performed even then . They would simply make a small opening into the bump underneath the skin and simply yank the worm out. Some used a small stick around the adult worm and simply turn it around few clock hours everyday until the adult worm was out.
Dr. Majid Moshirfar
Dr. Majid Moshirfar
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Suffer

Like all medical conditions prior to the knowledge of modern concepts of disease, and disease causation, or ancestors simply had to give in things that happened to them. They did have medical people who treated according to generally useless theories.
There were a few herbs and always alcohol. But mostly they had to grin and bear it.

In brief: Suffer

Like all medical conditions prior to the knowledge of modern concepts of disease, and disease causation, or ancestors simply had to give in things that happened to them. They did have medical people who treated according to generally useless theories.
There were a few herbs and always alcohol. But mostly they had to grin and bear it.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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