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Remedy for cellulitis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi. A couple of few weeks ago midway up on the inside of my thigh I started feeling a soreness when I walked. It was also sore to the touch. A few days later I noticed it was red, like a light rash, about the size of my hand and felt warm. I went to my Dr. and he said he thought it was some kind of an insect bite. Since then, slowly the soreness has moved all the way down my leg and is now in my anke and top of my foot. I do not see a redness or feel warmth anymore, but it is swollen and very sore. This morning I felt soreness again on the inside of my thigh along with the foot.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr XXX here
Doctor :   let me read your query
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Now do you have pain and redness still?
User :   PAIN AND SWELLING IN THE FOOT AREA AND A SMALL AMOUNT OF SORENESS IN THE THIGH THIS MORNING. NO REDNESS
Doctor :   MAY i know your age, weight ?
Doctor :   height as wel
User :   48 AND 165 POUNDS
Doctor :   height ?
User :   5'4"
Doctor :   ok,
Doctor :   i feel that the swelling is due to cellulitis and collection of fluid in skin tissues.
Doctor :   apply ice packs, keep your limb elevated for a few days as & when possible
Doctor :   try Ibuprofen , if there is pain
User :   WHAT CAUSES CELLULITIS
Doctor :   any infection, due to lack of hygiene or abrasions or injury to hair follicles can cause cellulitis
User :   WOULD IT MOVE DOWN THE LEG?
User :   WILL IT GO AWAY ON ITS OWN
Doctor :   yes, it can
Doctor :   also, use of icepacks , ibuprofen can decrease the severity
User :   IS SEEMS INTERNAL NOT EXTERNAL
Doctor :   if not improved, you may need antibiotics, for a few days
Doctor :   are you diabetic ?
User :   NO
Doctor :   do u take any other meds?
User :   YES
Doctor :   can u tell me which ones u take?
User :   LISINOPRIL,LEXAPRO
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   lisinopril can also cause skin rash
Doctor :   have you started it recently
User :   NO
Doctor :   how long have you taken it ?
User :   2 YEARS
Doctor :   anyway, for your current problem of cellulitis,
Doctor :   apply ice packs, try lib elevation for 1 week
Doctor :   also take ibufrofen to reduce the pain
User :   OK
Doctor :   this will help you very mcuh
Doctor :   make sure that u dont injure the body part more
Doctor :   have you understood my advice?
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