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Suggest treatment for redness and swelling in leg

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Posted on Mon, 19 Oct 2015 in General Health
Question: Swollen of left foot and leg with some redness
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Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko 35 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Please attach a photo of the leg.

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Thank you for the query.

Can you please attach a photo of this leg? Since when do you have such swelling? Do you have fever? Have you had any injury recently? Has the ultrasound revealed veins insufficiency?

Swollen foot and leg, if not caused by veins thrombosis, can appear due to bacterial infection of soft tissues. Redness, swelling and high fever are quite characteristic for such infection.
In case of infection, antibiotics treatment is necessary.

I`m looking forward to hearing from you.
Regards
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