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73 yrs old, diabetic, frequent fever, swollen legs. Got a boil after treatment, removed now. Causes ?

hi I am AAAA and my father is 73 yrs old. he is suffering from Diabetics from past 6 yrs..! from past 1 week he is hospitalized. he as frequent fever & leg started swelling and turned to red color. he was taken to hospital and doctor upon checking put him on treatment. He tied a banded to his leg on the infected area and gave him treatment with antibiotics ..! finally after 3 days.. a boil formed on his leg. he opened it and treated for 2 days.. he was getting fever then doctor removed the infected area and kept in in observation. can u please help me out what exactly was the problem. why this had happend..or what could be the cause for this and how it could be solved.
Asked On : Thu, 6 Dec 2012
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Jul 2016
Thanks for your query.Your 73 years on\ld father who is known diabetic had swelling of the leg and is Hospitalized.Based on the facts it appears that he has developed Cellulitis of the leg (An infection of a Subcutaneous tissue ) which is common in diabetic patients.Please check his blood sugar levels to see whether his diabetes is under control or not. Depending upon the finding consult some Diabetologist foe proper monitoring of blood sugar levels.It is vital important for him to have his diabetes to be under control to prevent the cellulitis to spread further..Since he is hospitalized and under supervision and care of a surgeon he should recover completely within 2 to 3 weeks .
Answered: Fri, 7 Dec 2012
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