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Severe swelling and high temperature on the legs. Suffer from pain. Have diabetes. Cellulitis?

my dad has had severe swelling and hotness to the touch on his lower legs, he has had 2 lots of anti biotics and has now been given more, he struggles to walk and is in severe pain, he has just been diagnosed with diabeties and doctors keep sending him away with tablets that arent doing anything, what do you suggest. he has also had an infected toenail. i have looked on internet and i know im no doctor but it looks like celluitus, should he leave this and keep trying anti biotics,
Asked On : Sun, 21 Apr 2013
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Cardiologist 's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

You have enumerated 4 of the 5 classical signs of inflammation (redness is the other one!).
With a background of Diabetes, he needs aggressive management....

Get him admitted -
Sugar is not well controlled?
The bacteria may not be sensitive to the antibiotic?
There may be underlying peripheral artery disease...
He needs further work up...

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Tue, 23 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta's  Response
Your history suggests that you are suffering from severe cellulitis and it has occurred due to uncontrolled diabets.
Unless and until your diabetes is controlled properly by injection insulin,your cellulitis won't get cured.
You require proper antibiotics along with meticulous control of blood sugar with injection insulin.
You must consult a diabetologist or get admitted to the hospital for proper management of your condition.
Failure to arrest your diabetes and infection may result in spreading of infection which may be fatal even.
Answered: Sun, 21 Apr 2013
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