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Diethylcarbamazine (DEC) is the recommended medicine for treating filariasis. Good hygiene of the affected part prevents the worsening of the lymphedema and secondary bacterial skin infections.
Filariasis is an infection caused by parasite transmitted by blood-feeding arthropods like black flies and mosquitoes.
Symptoms of Filaria - Filaria doesn't show any initial symptoms but the problems starts after adult worms die. Swelling of arms, legs, damaging of lymph system are the major filaria symptoms of filaria.