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Affected severely with cellulitis in leg. Which specialist should I consult?

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My father has affected severely with cellulitis in his left leg. Please suggest to which specialist should I consult for the his treatment. Currently we are in chennai.TN
Posted Mon, 19 Nov 2012 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Anantharamakrishnan 3 hours later
Hi friend
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Cellulitis is usually treated by General Surgeon.
Almost all cases may be managed by him.

Generally he can treat by himself. At times a physician reference is done - he will need blood count, blood sugar tests. Rarely, a dermatologist might have to see.

Chennai is a huge metropolis... If there is a surgeon (MS or DNB - General surgery) near you residence, go to him.
If your father has any other associated illness - like sugar, pressure and so on - admit him in any multi-speciality tertiary care hospital - nearby - for a few days - all under one roof and he will be taken care of.

Take care
Wishing him speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
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