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Suggest treatment for swelling in the leg and foot

Apr 2017
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How can I get some relief from swelling in my lower leg and foot? It is the result of a small scrape just below the knee that became infected. I have completed antibiotic treatment (doxycycline monohydrate 100 for 10 days) after Keflex was ineffective. The wound was cut open to remove a large blood clot and is now healing but I am now left with a painful swollen foot and lower leg.
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 in Lump
Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 55 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Cellulitis involving lower limb . kindly provide further details .

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear

Welcome to
I have evaluated your query thoroughly .

* Seems possible cellulitis involving lower leg and foot .

Kindly provide further details so that I can answer your query thoroughly .

1. Swelling - onset in relation with scrape injury .
2. Progress of the swelling with antibiotics .
3. Pain - type , intensity , frequency ; fever , difficulty in walking .
4. If possible a photo picture of the swelling as an attachment in follow up
conversation would be of immense help .
5. Any systemic illness as diabetes or else .

Awaiting for your response .

Regards .
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Follow-up: Suggest treatment for swelling in the leg and foot 5 hours later
Swelling came on with infection but worsened a great deal after surgery. Very painful to put weight on but pain eases a bit after some steps.
Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 7 hours later
Brief Answer:
follow up .

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for the details .

* Definite cellulitis involving lower limb .
* Guidelines at present for better recovery

- Keep the foot end elevated over 3 pillows when resting .
- Continue fine exercises of great toes and ankle joint rotation movements when
resting to keep blood circulation fine .
- Alternate application of heating pad and ice pack would help .
- Avoid tight shoes , direct excess weight bearing .
- Keep blood sugar under control .
- Keep the parts clean with antiseptic liquids .
- Need of necessary antibiotics and anti inflammatory drugs for fast resolution
requires prescription from your doctor .

Wishing you fine recovery .

Welcome for any further guidance .
Regards take care .
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