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A 31-year-old member asked:

Someone crushed my foot now cellullitis in both calves. why?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 46 years experience
Infection: Injuries can breach your skin's natural defense barriers, allowing bacteria into your body. From the feet, such bacteria can be carried by lymph channels up into the legs, spreading the infection (the proper term is lymphangitis). If you have a cellulitis/lymphangitis, you need to see a doctor for antibiotic treatment as soon as possible.
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Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 47 years experience
It is infected: Your foot got infected when it was traumatized and the infection is spreading. You need to get this treated by a physician if you have not seen one already.
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Last updated Nov 7, 2014

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