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what is best to treat cellulitis of the leg

A 95-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Phlebitis: Nope. You need urgent medical attention and most likely antibiotics.

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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Thomas
18 years experience Vascular Surgery
Probably not: Limb loss for cellulitis is very rare. Treatment is antibiotics and evaluation by a doctor. Higher risk populations include diabetics.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Not uncommon: especially if it is invasive bacteria, such as MRSA. If you get too many of them, you should be tested for conditions that predispose you to infectio ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
18 years experience Urgent Care
Seek MD care: 48 year old lady status post treatment for cellulitis, now with weeping open wounds. Please seek reevaluation by a physician immediately. It sounds li ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience Dermatology
Benzoyl peroxide: If this does not work see you gener doc or dermatologist.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sanders
66 years experience Vascular Surgery
Depends on symptoms: How do you know you have an embolus? What are your symptoms? (how does it hurt?).
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
RICE: Rest, ice, compression, elevation. You may also want to take some anti-inflamatory meds such as aleve (naproxen).
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wright
28 years experience Phlebology
It depends: For deep vein thrombosis systemic anti coagulation is best. The mainstay is Heparin followed by coumadin (warfarin). However their are several newer o ... Read More
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A 96-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Grobman
40 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends on the cause: Most leg ulcers are the result of poor venous flow out of the leg and chronic swelling. This is not something to self diagnose and treat. Loss of limb ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Harris
33 years experience Vascular Surgery
Usually blood thinne: If the clot only involves superficial veins, it can be tested with warm soaks and NSAID (motrin family). For deep vein clots blood thinners are the be ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Depends: On the cause. See physician.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Infertility: This will depend on the cause of the infertility. It it is due to male side then a urologist and endocrinologist may be needed. If the female side the ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
See a doctor: To treat a disorder, you must first know what is causing the problem. See an ophthalmologist to determine why your eyelids are always swollen.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Cast Boot then PT: If you have had it for several months off and on, rest the tendons in a removable cast boot for 4-6 weeks. Wear it all day, off at bedtime and shower ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
HC 1% cream: Hydrocortisone cream (hc 1% cream) is over-the-counter, and helps when used 2-3 times a day for 4-5 days on mild facial sunburns. If the skin is crack ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
44 years experience Travel Medicine
Prescription Rx: First get diagnosed properly. Sometimes what we think we have, masquerades as something else. With scabies, the longer you wait, the longer you itch! ... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
1% Hydrocortisone cr: With mild to moderate eczema, many people use Hydrocortisone 1% cream (a thin coat on the rash, twice a day, for 5-10 days). The cream is inexpensive, ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sergio Schabelman
47 years experience Cardiology
Serious: It is serious because DVT means that there is a clot in the veins of legs or pelvis that can travel (embolize) into the lungs (pulmonary embolism). I ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Rest: Stretching of calf and if persists , you may have plantar faciitis.
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A female asked:
Dr. G Funari
Dr. G Funari answered
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
You : You should be evaluated by a physician. Burns vary in their depth and surface area as well as how they affect adjacent structures. Without an exam it ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Second degree burn: There are many otc compounds available for treating sunburns, many including aloe as a component. The danger here is that if you continue doing this ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Asaf Presente
15 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Fluids, antibiotics: In general sepsis is best treated in a monitored setting with aggressive IV fluid resuscitation, appropriate antibiotics, isolation and potentially re ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilan Cohen
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends on the cause: The most effective way to treat inflammation of all kinds is to identify the causative factor and neutralize it. See your doctor to find the cause.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Landi
46 years experience Phlebology
Heat and ibuprofen: A bruise over a vein is usually due to bleeding from the vein into the surrounding skin and subcutaneous tissue resulting in what is called a hematoma ... Read More

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