Guinea Worm Disease (Dracunculiasis) Topic Guide

Guinea Worm Disease (Dracunculiasis) Guinea Worm Disease (Dracunculiasis): Guinea worm disease (GWD) is a disease that causes painful lesions. The worm-like parasites that cause GWD emerge from these lesions. Symptoms include fever and a burning sensation. Treatment involves careful removal of the worms and the administration of pain medication and topical antibiotics.

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acetaminophen (oral/rectal) Acetaminophen (oral/rectal)

Acetaminophen is a pain reliever and a fever reducer. There are many brands and forms of acetaminophen available. Not all brands are listed on this leaflet...learn more »

ibuprofen Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)...learn more »