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A 43-year-old female asked:

My hubby has cellulitis of the rt leg x1 week. he has been taking bacterum. redness has gone but not the painful swelling..is this normal? yes? no?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Martin Morell
Rheumatology 30 years experience
It: Sounds as if he has venous insufficiency, requires leg elevation . Consider u/s to rule out blood clot asap.
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 37 years experience
Wrong Diagnosis ?: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender) . It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria. If you have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong.
Last updated Jun 27, 2018

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