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Effective Remedies for Leprosy

Submitted by on August 24, 2011 – 11:45 pmNo Comment

Leprosy can be defined as an infectious and chronic health disorder caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium leprae. This disease mostly affects our skin, mucosa of upper respiratory tract, eyes and peripheral nerves.  This article will inform you about the most effective remedies for leprosy:

Antibiotics: Doctors generally prescribe antibiotics to leprosy patients for stopping the disease from progressing. The most commonly prescribed antibiotics for controlling leprosy are rifampin and dapsone. At times, the bacteria causing leprosy are antibiotic resistant; in such cases, the doctor needs to prescribe additional medications. Majority of the tough leprosy cases are managed by clofazimine; however, the doctor might also prescribe medications like ethionamide, ofloxacin, clarithromycin or minocycline. The antibiotic dosages for the treatment of leprosy generally continue for a minimum of six months. The leprosy patient might need to continue consuming these medications even for years if the condition is too severe or if the body reacts to the medicines slowly; for instance, patients suffering from lepromatous leprosy requires taking antibiotics all through their life for leading a normal life.

Medications for reducing inflammation: Patients taking oral medications for treating leprosy often suffer from inflammation in the surrounding area of the sores in their body. Taking aspirin will help in controlling this inflammation. However, doctors may recommend intake of some other medications that will effect quicker compared to aspirin; examples include: prednisone (steroid used for reducing swelling) and thalidomide (sedative-hypnotic drug known for reducing inflammation).

Leprosy rehabilitation: The nerve damages triggered by leprosy are irreversible. Patients with this disease might experience severe damage of peripheral nerves, which are responsible for controlling their sensory, autonomic and motor functions. Rehabilitation procedures like massage therapy, acupuncture therapy etc can help in reducing the severity of the damage up to a great extent. However, to avoid worsening of the condition, such therapeutic procedures should be tried only after consulting a physician.

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