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Recovering from broken ankle. On plaster cast. Rash in the ankle. Redness with swelling. What is it?

My husband is recovering from a broken ankle the plaster cast having been taken off last week, and physio is now taking place daily. However he has developed a rash around the ankle calf area, and swelling happens as soon as he starts to put any pressure on it, but disappears overnight when rested,. The rash type redness and swelling is very itchy - do you know what this could be
Asked On : Mon, 18 Mar 2013
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THank for choosing, HCM THis could be the contact dermatitis, or local irritation due to cast and is a common thing, it will go away, apply Diphenhydramine lotion, ask him to keep foot elevated, Have a good day.
Answered: Wed, 24 Jul 2013
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