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Leg calf muscles tight in both legs. Hurt to walk

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Leg calf muscles tight in both legs. Hurt to walk and touch. Also red splotches have appeared on left foot and leg below knee. See attached photo.
Sun, 11 Feb 2018 in Skin Hair and Nails
 
 
Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Seems to be vasculitis, answer few questions

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for being at Healthcaremagic
I have reviewed the attached photographs.
They seem to be purpuric spots which usually indicate vasculitis which is inflammation of the vessels.
I need to ask you few questions:
What is the duration of the spots?
Do you have history of fever, body aches, joint pains, sore throat, abdominal pain or urinary complaints associated with rash?
Do you have any other ailments?
Have you taken any medicines recently?
Kindly revert with the answers.
Regards
Dr Asmeet
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Follow-up: Leg calf muscles tight in both legs. Hurt to walk 5 hours later
No to all physical questions. As for meds, was treated last week for pneumonia. Had a steroid shot and was prescribed 90 mcg actuation aerosol, geriatric multivitamins, prednisone 20 milligram and zithromax 250 milligrams. Was also given a steroid shot and a breathing treatment at ER.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Could be related to pneumonia or antibiotics, keep under observation

Detailed Answer:
It could be related to your pneumonia infection or antibiotic you have taken.
I would recommend you to keep it under observation and if it increases consult a doctor and get it evaluated.
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