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Jiggers Workshop

November 2015

The organization ETATU has asked me to hold a lecture about Jiggers, also known as Tunga Penetrans or Chigoe Flea and an alternative treatment on the 02 of November.

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Jiggers is a flea that eats into the skin and leaves nasty wounds which can become infected resulting in sepsis or even disfigurements. Patients cannot walk, children cannot attend school. It is a very painful condition which is traditionally treated by removing the flea including the head with a sharp stick. This again causes a lot of pain.

An alternative treatment, which I talked about, is a footbath made of same parts of kerosene and plant-based oil. The fleas and their eggs die within approximately 6 days and the wounds can heal properly.

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