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Pregnant, cellulitis in both legs, redness, swelling, pain, lumps under skin. Medication for treatment?

I think my 20 yr old pregnant daughter might have cellulitis on both lower legs. She has had this for about two weeks. It seems to be getting worse and one is leg is worse than the other. There is redness that is increasing in size, swelling and pain.. Besides the swelling and hardness, there is also a nodule about the size of an almond under the skin on one of the legs. Is there an antibiotic she can take?
Asked On : Fri, 11 Jan 2013
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OBGYN 's  Response
Mar 2013
Thanks for your query.
Cellulitis is not something to be treated without medical supervision.
The infection might spread from the superficial to the deep planes and cause generalized sepsis ( infection ) which is often life threatening.
Please see a specialist at the earliest to have the exact diagnosis and treatment, which might often require hospitalization.
take care.
Answered: Fri, 11 Jan 2013
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