Elephantiasis : Treatment, Diet and Home Remedies

Food and Nutrition

Food to be taken
  • A low-fat, high-protein diet is beneficial.
  • Intake of sufficient fluids.
  • Probiotics (beneficial bacteria that help in digestion).
  • Oregano (a herb).
  • Vitamin c containing food articles.
Food to be avoided
  • Fatty and spicy foods are to be avoided for the conditions to recover.

Home Remedies

  • Use insect repellants and mosquito nets.
  • Maintain proper hygienic conditions.
  • Carefully wash the swollen area with soap and water every day.
  • Elevate and exercise the swollen arm or leg to improve the lymph flow.
  • Disinfect wounds if any using antibacterial and antifungal creams.

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