Graphic 16 - Treatment of guinea worm
(In this graphic, a man washes his guinea worm sore to avoid infection. A discussion about guinea worm is going on in the background.)
• There are many traditional beliefs and customs concerning treatment of the disease. Know the local beliefs and be diplomatic in suggesting the following generally accepted treatments:
- Keep wounds as clean as possible. Wash with soap and water at least once a day. Never wash the wound by immersing it in the water source. Use a container of wash-water instead, and do not throw water back into the source.
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