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Table 4 Trial intervention

From: Podoconiosis treatment in northern Ethiopia (GoLBet): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Action Necessary items
Soak for 15 minutes Bowl of water
Wash with soap Named brand (GIV international white)
Apply emollient Each patient will be issued with Whitfield’s ointment (2 tubes of 20 gm for a period of 1 month)
Apply bandages For stage ≥3 disease; two short-stretch (<80 % stretch) bandages, spiral from foot, overlap 50 %, continue 8-10 cm above oedema
Elevation and exercises Ankle rotation exercises.
Elevate foot end of sleeping mattress, if used
Use socks and shoes Temporary (tyre) shoes if bandages issued
One pair robust, closed shoes and two pairs of socks after 3 months of treatment