Swollen legs, dark patches. Have stasis dermatitis and OCD. Will I be able to get rid of the bumps?
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First of all let me tell you that taking blood pressure medicine intermittently is more XXXXXXX as it might cause XXXXXXX blood pressure fluctuations.
The swelling of your feet with blisters might be due to anemia, heart disease, renal disease, arthritis, laxative abuse, etc. Not taking adequate fluids coupled with a poor diet high in salt and carbohydrates can cause ankle and feet swelling.
Prolonged edema leads to skin problems, dermatitis and infections due to poor blood circulation.
I suggest you an immediate physician consultation. You need to get blood tests, kidney function tests, electrolyte levels, ECG and stress ECHO, venous Doppler of the legs and urine tests done to find out the cause of persistent edema. treatment will depend on the cause.
The prolonged periods that you are having also need to be investigated to find out the cause.
Regarding the prescriptions, the prescription medicines are given after the cause is exactly made out.
Since I haven’t physically examined you, it is inappropriate and unethical to prescribe you scheduled drugs. Hence you will have to see your physician for the proper treatment that you require.
I hope this answers your questions effectively.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
Wishing you good health.
Thanks for writing again.
Let me inform you that self medication is extremely XXXXXXX The antibiotics you are planning to take will help only if the main cause of swelling is cured. As long as there is swelling present, the blood circulation to the skin is poor and any antibiotic which you will take will not reach the skin in the optimum concentrations.
Taking diuretics like hydrochlorothiazide will help only if the swelling is due to cardiac related cause. It will not help you if it is due to anemia or other causes. Rather it can cause fluid and electrolyte imbalance in your body.
I strongly recommend you to consult a physician for proper investigations to find out the cause so that proper treatment can be given to you.
Hope my answer is helpful.
Edema caused by anemia needs iron supplements and blood transfusion according to the severity of anemia. As the blood viscosity improves, it automatically absorbs extra fluid from the extravascular compartments. Taking iron supplements will be of help.
Hope my answer is helpful.
Nice to hear from you again.
If you have already had two units of blood transfusion then most likely your hemoglobin was near 6-8gm%. To correct this deficit only with oral supplements might take around 3-4 months of continuous iron supplements along with a good protein XXXXXXX diet.
From the picture provided it is very difficult to comment on the type of lesion. You need to send a closer view of the lesion for an opinion.
Wishing you a trouble free early recovery.
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