Leprosy Does Not Heal And How To Prevent Transmission?
Good night doctor. For about 7/8 years ago around 2011/2012 I had been affected by leprosy, when I felt numbness in my left leg, because I only felt numbness in a small part of my foot skin so I thought it was normal and now it has spread to my toes to my ankles so that now the skin of the right foot is numb but it hasn’t spread to the fingers and the skin of the other leg. After 1 month ago I checked and I was positive for leprosy. 1. What I want is that after I consume leprosy for 1 month I feel my feet are hot, getting darker, peeling, dizziness, headaches, and my appetite decreases whether the influence of leprosy drug ?? 2. Before I knew I was positively affected by leprosy, in the last 5 years I had sex with my wife, will my wife be affected by leprosy too? 3. Because I am a person who cannot be far from my younger siblings and I spend a lot of time with them at home, can this disease be transmitted to other siblings or my family ?? I need an answer because I love them very much and don’t want this disease to spread to them.
Good morning Bram, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
I help answer the questions sequentially yes.
Leprosy basically consists of several drugs. The most commonly used drugs are rifampicin, dapsone, and clofazimine which in general these drugs can have side effects in the form of:
BAK becomes reddish
Paninflammation becomes blurred
Drug allergic reaction (itching, red rash, or shortness of breath)
To find out if the complaint that you are feeling right now is a side effect of using these drugs or due to other conditions, it is advisable to check the complaint back to the doctor who is treating you. In the meantime, even if complaints are felt, you should still take these drugs to prevent worsening of your illness.
Leprosy is basically can be transmitted to people who have close contact with sufferers for long periods of time (months or more). Some studies even state that prolonged contact with sneezing or phlegm of leprosy can cause transmission of this disease. It should also be noted that intimate relationships themselves are not a way of leprosy transmission, but because your wife is the person who has the most close contact with you, the risk for your wife is quite high. Therefore it is highly recommended to invite your wife to see a doctor as well to determine whether your wife is infected or not.
If your younger siblings and other family members have very close and long-term contact with you, they are also at risk of developing this disease. However, if the contact is only limited to hug, shake hands, dudusk together / side by side, these things do not risk causing transmission.
I hope this helps.