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Suggest Treatment For Edema In Lower Legs And Feet

I have had edema in both lower legs and feet for about 5 weeks. I now also have scaly patches on both ankles and painful, itchy areas on the front of my calves. I believe I have neuropathy from diabetes, but no formal diagnosis. Email YYYY@YYYY
Thu, 28 May 2015
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Hi

Edema over lower limbs can occur due to various causes .
You might need to undergo various blood tests to find the cause to look for renal and liver parameters .
Itching could be suggestive of some skin eczema in the area .
Apply a topical steroid cream like cortisone cream over the affected areas twice daily .

Hope it helps

Dr Geetika Paul
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Suggest Treatment For Edema In Lower Legs And Feet

Hi Edema over lower limbs can occur due to various causes . You might need to undergo various blood tests to find the cause to look for renal and liver parameters . Itching could be suggestive of some skin eczema in the area . Apply a topical steroid cream like cortisone cream over the affected areas twice daily . Hope it helps Dr Geetika Paul