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Leprosy (cont.)

Self-Care at Home

Prescribed medications are the primary treatment for leprosy. Compliance with the full course of medications at home is crucial to successful treatment.

Patients should also be educated to closely inspect their hands and feet for possible injuries sustained which may go unnoticed because of the loss of sensation.

  • Ulcers or tissue damage can result, leading to skin infections and disability.
  • Proper footwear and injury prevention should be encouraged.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/19/2014
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