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What causes swelling above ankle? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 28-Sep-2014
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User:my right leg above the ankle has got swelling
User:today only has happened
Doctor:Any history of injury?
User:i got some bump infection on knee u remeber i spk to regarding this last couple days bk
User:u suggest me to take chymoral tab
Doctor:Yes i remember
User:for i hv wen to doctor and she suggested me a ciproflaxin
Doctor:it is good antibiotic
User:hv continued for three days
User:that mediation this happening or wht
User:that wounds getting dry
User:it has holed in wounds from where puss is coming out
User:but know it is stopped & gettng healed
User:am doing dressing at home with antispetic powder i.e. neo
Doctor:Are you applying any antiseptic creams?
Doctor:Ok good
Doctor:Swelling around bump?
User:early it there but now reduced
User:am worrid abut swelling sunddenly
User:any issued
User:due this medication r else
Doctor:Now swelling is increased?
User:below knee swelling is their upto ankle edge
Doctor:Are you using chymoral forte?
User:i took two days then stopped after this new tablets
Doctor:Do you have pain?
Doctor:Doctor prescribed only antibiotics or else?
Doctor:Are you there?
User:one ontiment & ciproflaxin, another caplsue by name tapole not remeber exactly
User:any side effect or else
Doctor:I suggest you medication diclofenac with serrotopepetidase combination
Doctor:No side effects
Doctor:You can check this combination at your local pharamacy
User:why is this happen any diet or ?
Doctor:When did you start antibiotics?
User:from wednesdy
Doctor:No diet will not cause this
User:ok, then due this antiboitcs
User:shall i continue r stop this medince
Doctor:but antibiotics will decrease your infection
Doctor:swelling may be your posture
User:posture means
Doctor:sitting or standing
Doctor:prolong sitting or standing
Doctor:Do you notice any redness around swelling?
User:daily m sitting but these days doent happen
Doctor:You should take antibiotics for one week
User:for that infections
User:am surpise to see i dont ave swelling after ankle means my fingures r not awelled
Doctor:Keep elevate your leg when you lie down or keep pillow below legs
User:what is cause for this
Doctor:Keep pillow below legs when you sleep
Doctor:elevation of legs decreases swelling
User:any cause for swelling
Doctor:and start medication which has mentioned above
User:for how many days
Doctor:if you will not improve after2 days then go for pus culture
Doctor:pus culture is a test
Doctor:Through this test we can know antibiotic sensitivity
Doctor:then we can change the antibiotic according to test
User:u mean to sugest this due to antibiotic
Doctor:No antibiotic will not cause swelling
User:due to dosage
Doctor:How much dosage are you taking?
User:morning n night
Doctor:I mean some infections have resistant to antiobiotics then we suggest pus culture to know about specific antibiotic
Doctor:Twice is normal dosage
Doctor:Pus culture is second option
Doctor:first you take doctor prescribed antibiotics
User:we will wait for two days n observe the swelling
Doctor:and start medication which i have mentioned above which help ful to reduce swelling
Doctor:take twice a day
Doctor:And I also suggest you get your blood sugar test done if possible
Doctor:have you done any blood test recently?
User:why u feel sugar problem
Doctor:Because it is taking time to heal
User:last time when i checked for bp & sugar test i got result of 82 for sugar
Doctor:when did you check it?
User:hope few months back
Doctor:then no need to check it
User:i dint have any pain in that wound but it still wet conditions surroduning has get healed
Doctor:Do not let wound exposure to dust or water
User:that thereseon hv made coverd by some cotton with powder neospring
Doctor:clean the area and XXXXXXX dry then apply antiseptic cream
Doctor:use sterile gauze
User:in center of woung hav got holed
User:due to that puss
Doctor:is your doctor surgeon?
User:some white like pigement is there in that
User:general physian
User:due to that wound u feel that swelling has came
User:i will upload that photo of wound u pl see it
User:wait a moment i will do it
Doctor:Ok you might have bacterial infection i suggest you take medication for 2 days that today and tomorrow if you will not see any improvemet go for pus culture
User:hv upload pl see it
Doctor:Yes I will see
Doctor:I have seen your image
User:that is the condition of wound
User:u clear with image r u need another one
Doctor:I suggest you visit a general surgeon
Doctor:after 2 days
Doctor:Doctor will drain the pus
User:can i stop this medicne r will continue
Doctor:then swelling starts reduce
Doctor:You have to continue
User:due to pus this not getting healed or how
Doctor:after 2 days and also get pus culture
User:inside it is full puss
Doctor:then i suggest you go to visit general surgeon tomorrow if possible
Doctor:otherwise go after 2 days that means day after tomorrow
Doctor:after seeing image pus need to be drained
User:better we visit surgenon
Doctor:Yes sure good decision
User:can i continue that ciproflain
Doctor:until that you can continue
Doctor:Do you have any more queries?
User:swelling is for that only u sugest
Doctor:sorry i didn't get you
Doctor:I suggest one medication combination above for swelling
User:means leg swelling because of wound & medcine
Doctor:swelling because of wound
Doctor:not medicine
User:k, thanks better we visit surgeon
User:thanks for your time
Doctor:I suggested one medicaition above to reduce swelling
Doctor:diclfenac and serrotopeptidase combination
User:what it is
User:k, tdy i vl try this for swelling
Doctor:It is anti inflammatory drug to reduce selling
Doctor:twice a day
User:k, thanks for your suggestion & time
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
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