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Has anyone here had Leprosy?


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Many years ago, I was in Phuket and bought some rechargeable batteries off a street vendor who had missing and deformed limbs, I noticed. Being a generally kind-hearted soul, and not suffering from apotemnophobia, I didn't mind. Afterwards, my paramour told me that the guy had leprosy, that's why so many parts were missing. That scared me a bit, but after checking up online I found that it's pretty hard to catch and 95% of people are immune to the bacteria that cause it anyway. I assumed that my strict daily regimen of swimming, sex and beer would keep any bugs at bay, lol, and now, 20-odd years later, nothing seems to have dropped off so I guess the advice I read was correct.

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8 hours ago, Freee!! said:

FYI, leprosy still is one of those incurable diseases. The progress can be halted with modern medicines, but it can't be cured.

How is it treated?

It is important to know that leprosy can be cured. Medication should be administered under the supervision of a specialist physician. Multi drug therapy is used to effectively treat leprosy.

Current treatment regimens consist of 6 months of daily dapsone and monthly rifampicin for paucibacillary leprosy, and daily dapsone and clofazamine and monthly rifampicin for multibacillary leprosy for a 24 month period to reduce the risk of relapse. Specialist advice should be sought for detailed treatment regimens.

https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/factsheets/Pages/leprosy.aspx

How is the disease treated?

Hansen’s disease is treated with a combination of antibiotics. Typically, 2 or 3 antibiotics are used at the same time. These are dapsone with rifampicin, and clofazimine is added for some types of the disease. This is called multidrug therapy. This strategy helps prevent the development of antibiotic resistance by the bacteria, which may otherwise occur due to length of the treatment.

Treatment usually lasts between one to two years. The illness can be cured if treatment is completed as prescribed.

https://www.cdc.gov/leprosy/resources/index.html

 

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10 minutes ago, tommy dee said:

i am a mine of useless info.. but it is illegal under the thai traffic acts for a leper to ride in a licenced taxi.  keep that  in mind when using grab 🙂

Be careful what you grab, it might fall off  🙂

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2 hours ago, tommy dee said:

i am a mine of useless info.. but it is illegal under the thai traffic acts for a leper to ride in a licenced taxi.  keep that  in mind when using grab 🙂

Worth noting when arriving at Bangkok International. 

I once played cards with 3 lepers and one of them threw in his hand

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