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Redness in lower leg with itchiness and swelling on ankle - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello doctor..i am AAAAAAA
User :   i am having a problem from past two months almost....
User :   the problem is in my lower part of leg...wherein i am having a redness, follow with itchiness & sewlling in ankle
User :   i had done all the test...& on friday had a skin biopsy....bcoz the reports were normal
User :   hello doctor r u there
Doctor :   I am here
Doctor :   tell me the test results
User :   every thing is normal...the biopsy result will come in weeks time
Doctor :   So basically there is redness following itching
Doctor :   Is that right
User :   wanted to now doc is said that my body immune system is fighting on high alert
User :   yes.
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   It is simple.
Doctor :   It is cellilitis
Doctor :   Skin infection
User :   is it cureable
Doctor :   Yea
Doctor :   Take antibitics untill the redness resolves
Doctor :   If the redness is very severe u need intra venous antibitics
Doctor :   if it is mild oral antibitics are fine
Doctor :   Do you have medical illnesses like diabetes?
User :   can u pls explain this
User :   no
User :   i am having redness in both the legs
Doctor :   Both legs?
User :   the left leg is something serious....biopsy had also done in the left leg
Doctor :   How long u have this?
User :   yes...just above the ankles
User :   from 2 months
Doctor :   that is not cellulitis then...
Doctor :   There may be skin infection associated wit other medical condition
User :   i had seen the doc in the jan...intially the first doc said that it is varicose....but in the reports the got ruled out
Doctor :   May I know your age?
Doctor :   Do you see any gross visible veins in lower legs?
User :   there was no significance of varicose
User :   28
User :   28
Doctor :   Which doctor u consulted ? Dermatologist
User :   then i had seen the dermatlogist who had done lot of test realted to blood,lever...TB
User :   Intially Dr XXXXXXXX now Dr...HE IS IN max
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   May I know what tests u had so far?
User :   lot of blood test by dr AAAAAAA rule out the any infection.....TB TEST,CHEST X RAY...colour doppler...calcium..
Doctor :   ok
User :   everything is normal...then Dr lohra decided for a skin biopsy
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   And when are you getting the results?
User :   and one blood test...i dont remeber the name but something strating with e...i have already got the bllod test...which again normal....
User :   infact he had said that if this was come on higher side then the case could bcome now we are waiting for the biospy report
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   And what treatment u r gettingnow?
User :   i am basically having a redness...itchiness...dryness & swelling in ankles
Doctor :   I think yo might be getting some steroid creams, sailiclates,
User :   i am having two is agumentin 625 thrice a day...other one i dont now the name
User :   no cream as of yet
Doctor :   Augmentin is antibitic
User :   i think so
Doctor :   Ok but how long u will continue
User :   i think till the report of biopsy comes...
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   At this point I think you can dicontinie the augmentin
Doctor :   You dont need use it more 15 days
User :   wch is due in coming friday
Doctor :   it is not infection
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Please updatethe results ag=fter the results
User :   ok
Doctor :   Biopsy gives more info
Doctor :   we will discuss further
Doctor :   Thank you
User :   ok
User :   thank you
Doctor :   Bye
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