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A 68-year-old female asked:

How long does the leg that had cellulitis take tocalm down abd not be so swollen?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Inflammation: This is highly variable. Depends on the cause of the cellulitis, the appropriateness of the antibiotic therapy, the extent of involvement and the overall health of the patient. Swelling may persist for weeks, even if the infection has cleared, and more if it has not been entirely eliminated.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 35 years experience
Lymphedema: The swelling is a sign of poor lymphatics - you need to find a lymphedema trained massage therapist who can help you understand how to massage and wrap this area.
Last updated Apr 28, 2015


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