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Are there alternative treatments for lymphatic filariasis?

No alternative treatments have been shown to kill the parasitic worms that cause lymphatic filariasis. The lymphedema caused by this disease can be treated with massage and exercise to help improve lymph flow. Keeping the affected area clean also helps to avoid bacterial and fungal infection.

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