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About cellulitis in lower Leg

A: cellulitis is a common bacterial infection that can become serious and spread into a life-threatening condition if not treated. Though not ‘directly’ infectious, it is possible to become exposed to the bacteria if an open wound or cut on a healthy person is put into direct contact with an open wound or cut on an infected person. This risk for infection, however, is low....


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What Could Be Causing Swelling And Hot Spots On The lower Legs?

A: Certainly, poor circulation could cause swelling. Also, water retention and/or diabetes would cause those problems. Inadequate stretching before and after exercise could make muscles burn. Excess salt could lead to swelling as could a sprained ankle. Standing for an extended period of time and wearing shoes with poor support would also contribute to this problem. These signs can be caused primarly by 2 entities: Celullitis and DVT (deep venous thrombosis). Celullitis is an infection of the subcutaneus tissue, caused generally by bacterias, which causes swelling, pain and red hot spots. DVT is a disease where clogged blood remain in the legs causing swelling and pain It could possibly be poor blood circulation, or even some kind of allergic reaction to something. You should go see your...


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What Could Be Causing Swelling And Hot Spots On The lower Legs?

A: Certainly, poor circulation could cause swelling. Also, water retention and/or diabetes would cause those problems. Inadequate stretching before and after exercise could make muscles burn. Excess salt could lead to swelling as could a sprained ankle. Standing for an extended period of time and wearing shoes with poor support would also contribute to this problem. These signs can be caused primarly by 2 entities: Celullitis and DVT (deep venous thrombosis). Celullitis is an infection of the subcutaneus tissue, caused generally by bacterias, which causes swelling, pain and red hot spots. DVT is a disease where clogged blood remain in the legs causing swelling and pain It could possibly be poor blood circulation, or even some kind of allergic reaction to something. You should go see your...


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Swollen lower leg, painful shin and below knee?

A: this could be phlebitis, cellulitis, trapped nerve or DVT. the first two need antibiotics - 1st one is a skin infection which is very painful causing the leg to swell and be painful, the 2nd one is a break down of skin tissue causing the leg to be hot, itchy, painful, swollen, it eases of when raised but is extremely painful in the initial moments it is lowered and vice versa when it is raised. to be honest i don''t know that much about the other 2 conditions i mentioned but i do know that you should visit your doctor ASAP and get a proper diagnosis. hope you feel better soon. first - see a DOCTOR!! this is not a "will go away on it''s on" problem. Swelling is liquid pooling. Pain is a signal that the thing''s on the friz. Warmth...


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  I have had cellulitis in my right leg three times, and now recognise thesymptoms but now my left leg has started to itchso badly that it bleeds if iscratch it too much it has started to get red and the muscle does not springback whenpressed like it shou

A: Hello belle, it is quiet possible that you might be suffering from cellulitis , but one has to rule out theother possibilities like DVT {deep vein thrombosis}, it is the pooling of the blood in the deep veins of thelower limbs. This swelling can also be secondary to other chronic complications like CHF {congestive cardiacfailure} and CKD {chronic kidney disease}. Get a Venous Doppler study of the lower limbs, serum electrolytes,serum creatinine, blood urea and an EKG done to rule out this condition. Meanwhile start on with Antihistamines and have Physician?s opinion at the earliest as you may need antibiotics too. Hope this helps you.Regards...


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Very lightning sharp pains and red splotches on my lower legs,feet & unexplainable sores on my feet?

A: If you are worried about diabetes, stop eating all sugar. I have heard this happen before and the person got gang-green and had to have they''re legs amputated cause they were diabetic and it wouldn''t heal. I suggest you go to the ER or doc or something right away. Hope all is well. I suggest you get to the doctor asap. My Mom lost part of her leg due to neuropathy and diabetes and this is how it all started out. This may turn out to be something real simple and prevent future problems, but you need to get to the doctor as quick as you can. The help you need is not here,go see your doctor. You should call your doctor right away. yes, could be MRSA, cellulitis, blood clot and/or neuropathy (permanent nerve damage) and maybe diabetes. Go to the ER (you can make...


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What is going on with my ankle/foot/leg? Outer ankle, lower leg swelling. No known injuries. No bruising.?

A: Ibuprofin and ice. Rest it when you can sounds like a tendon. I have an achille''s tendon injury and when it acts up, it hurts and swells. Do you have diabetes? Any known heart disease? Go to a doctor immediately, as any of the reasons for your swelling are essentially not good. Unknown swelling in the extremities should always be treated by a doctor immediately if there is no known trauma. 3 things come to mind: arthritis tendonitis phlebitis You need to see a Podiatrist, I reckon your foot or feet are out of alignment. In other words your foot has collapsed, probably walking on the inside like I was and hence the ankle pain! The podiatrist will be able to make you custom insole to support the foot thereby taking the pressure off the ankle and thereby realigning your posture, so no leg...


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  swelling in my legs and ankles

A: Hello rahonlyone2, If you signs of inflammation like pain, redness, swelling then I would suggest you to ruleout major problems like cellulitis, deep vein thrombosis and peripheral artery disease. This can take placedue to venous stasis, high blood pressure or any cardiac problems. It can also result due to some localallergy and use of faulty foot wear. I would suggest you to follow up with a physician. Take care!...


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My husband has just been diagnosed with lymphedema in his lower leg, ankle and foot. Does anyone?

A: 1 Sep 2011 I''m quite familiar with Lymphedema. I do not have it myself but have taken care of many who have. Lymphedema is a condition characterized by swelling in one or more extremities that results from impaired flow of the lymphatic system.The lymphatic system is a network of specialized vessels (lymph vessels) throughout the body whose purpose is to collect excess lymph fluid with proteins, lipids, and waste products from the tissues. This fluid is then carried to the lymph nodes, which filter waste products and contain infection-fighting cells called lymphocytes. The excess fluid in the lymph vessels is eventually returned to the bloodstream. When the lymph vessels are blocked or unable to carry lymph fluid away from the tissues, localized swelling (lymphedema) is the...


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My husband is having severe leg pain with cramps. It is keeping him up at night and I can''t get him to a Dr. He hasnot had an injury to the leg. It also seems to be in the lower back and hip area, too. Today I noticed that there isfever in the leg a

A: Dear jarfarm, He has to check if he has infection in the leg, called cellulitis. Visit a Physician forsymptoms like increased temperature in the leg, inflammation, pain. He has to take required antibiotics andpain killers. It might also be due to tendonitis. Take care!...


 
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