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What causes painfully swollen knee and foot with blisters?

my husband has been in 2 urgent cares and 2 different hospitols....he has had staff 2 other times.. his hip is very painful knee swollen and red and foot looks likes marshmellows now with big blisters every day more blisters and they are not poping he is worried because both his uncles had feet and legs cut off.
Tue, 13 Mar 2018
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Hello,

Painful hip with knee and blisters on the foot may suggestive of cellulitis of that limb. Other possibilities are deep vein thrombosis or septic arthritis.

Keep that limb elevated position and apply moisturizer.

It is an emergency, need Doppler study of that limb and antibiotic treatment accordingly. Please consult your doctor, he/she will examine and treat you accordingly.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Penchila Prasad Kandikattu
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