The Possibility Of Leprosy Can Be Cured?

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I am a patient with MB or dry leprosy, and I have been on walking medication for 6 months, but in the 5-6 month it has gotten worse, yes, the soles of my feet are turning blue, even swollen, my nose is swollen, it’s a bit like breathing. difficult, the body all feels sore, the spots around the legs, hands, back, are getting bigger, swollen, red, sore, hot, achy, itchy, sometimes it feels like it hurts like pricks, and it hurts. almost a month, the condition is still swollen, I often go back and forth to the doctor who used to treat me, but only given auxiliary medicine, but the swelling is still there. how is this? Can leprosy be cured by surgery or not? how can I overcome this disease so it doesn’t get worse, I always take medicine regularly. but why do I feel like this disease is getting worse and not getting better? is something wrong or what? can be cured or not. I am afraid that this disease cannot be cured. gradually paralysis will occur, even loss of organs slowly. please give a very detailed explanation

1 Answer:

Hi nunuy,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Leprosy (leprosy) is an infection that attacks the skin, peripheral nervous system, and mucous membranes in the upper respiratory tract and eyes. This infection is caused by Mycobacterium leprae. Symptoms that arise due to leprosy can vary depending on the type of disease, severity, treatment, and also the patient's responsiveness to the treatment given.


Treatment of leprosy is done by giving a combination of antibiotics for at least 6 months. The doctor will determine the duration and use of this antibiotic based on the type of leprosy. This treatment is carried out to inhibit the development of leprosy-causing bacteria in the body so that it does not cause greater damage. Furthermore, in order to normalize the function of damaged nerves, repair defects, and restore bodily functions damaged by leprosy, doctors can also perform surgery (surgery). However, this does not replace the need for you to take medication.


With adequate treatment, complaints will generally improve from 2 to 3 months from the start of therapy. However, if the treatment provided is inadequate, the patient can fall into dangerous complications, such as kidney failure, disability, permanent nerve damage in the hands and feet, muscle weakness, numbness, blindness, and even loss of various body parts.


Complaints that seem to get worse, characterized by skin becoming bruising, swelling, body aches, and the expansion of rashes on the skin after entering the 5th and 6th months of therapy may indicate many things, including:

Inadequate therapy, for example if you take medication irregularly
Complications of leprosy (as mentioned above)

Resistance to the given drug
An immune system deficit, for example if you are malnourished, or suffer from other diseases, such as diabetes, HIV/AIDS, and so on.

A thorough evaluation by a doctor is required to determine the possible causes and the best treatment for your condition. For that, you should consult directly with your dermatologist, yes.


In the meantime, you should take the medicine prescribed by your doctor regularly. Consumption of foods that contain high calories and protein to support the healing process. Get regular exercise, get enough rest, and drink lots of water to keep your immune system strong. Always maintain personal hygiene, be diligent in checking for new wounds or rashes on the skin, and always wear clean clothes and footwear. Do not over-press the body part that feels sore, swollen, and swollen.


Hope it helps ya..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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