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    Suggest treatment for swelling with pus discharge on leg

Posted on Fri, 3 Jun 2016 in Lump
Question: hi my left leg is swollen and it is oozing clear water
Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant 43 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Please give details and post actual photographs if possible.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your query, albeit short and specific.

To recapitulate: Female/66 - not visited a Doctor - medicines tried none - left leg is swollen - oozing clear water ....

Please provide additional information so that I can help you better:
- Since when has this happened?
- How much is the swelling?
- Any redness, or red streaks that are on the leg or thigh?
- Any history of any medical problems that you are suffering and taking treatment for?
- Any other information that you would like to share with me?

Please provide clear photographs as this helps sometimes for on-the-spot diagnosis.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. T Chandrakant 12 minutes later
a week oozing swelling about 2 weeks,double the size of leg,redness in leg,no medical problems,oozing a lot of water leave a puddle even with gauges on
Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant 21 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Clinical evaluation and investigations to get a proper diagnosis and Rx

Detailed Answer:
Are the toes also swollen or spared?
Can you please post the clear photographs?

The commonest causes are:
DVT that is deep venous thrombosis
Lymphatic edema.

This can be diagnosed by
Clinical evaluation by a Doctor as an actual examination helps to see for the probable cause and hence give an order for further investigations.
Ultrasonography with color doppler examination
Tests of blood.

Till you reach the Doctor/Hospital/ER:
Elevate the leg with support above the heart level.
Apply liquid/solution Povidone iodine to the whole lower limb to reduce the chances of secondary infection.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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