Thursday, August 11, 2005

Leptospirosis

Leptospirosis spreads through infected rat's urine.
Though it commonly enters through damaged skin, it can also enter through intact skin but generally only if immersed in water for long periods.


Some symptoms... Its very vague
Fever
Body ache
Redness in the eye
Diarrhoea
weakness


Sometimes..
skin rashes,
large areas of bruising,


IN SEVERE CASES...
bleeding from the nose
vomiting blood
blood with faeces
blood with urine
decreased quantity of urine



THE DISEASE IS CURABLE and PREVENTABLE
so don't panic, just visit a good doc.


Prevention:
Doxycycline capsule(100mg) twice in a day on ONLY one day every week till the outbreak ends.

Doxycycline is not a brand name, different companies will sell with different names, the pharmacist will know.
Doxycycline should be taken only immediately after food, otherwise it induces gastritis and may cause vomiting.


DISCLAIMER:
This post is in Public interest only, Contact your nearest doctor if you've a problem.

I've kept it as simple as possible without much medical mumbo-jumbo...
If you've any doubt feel free to contact me...
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