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A 48-year-old female asked:

I have been diagnosed and treated for cellulitis.now i am sitting with weeping legs and painful open wounds.what medication can be prescribed for this?

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Dr. Cornelius Oleary
A Verified Doctoranswered
Urgent Care 21 years experience
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 like you need immediate treatment and a detailed medical history and physical exam. Please always put your medical history, medications, surgical history, and more information such as onset and duration of your condition for more accurate advice.
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Dr. Paul Skudder
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
Venous stasis: It's likely there are problems with veins in the legs. Leads to swelling & weeping painful wounds. Sometimes infection on top of this ("cellulitis") but until veins are addressed no reasonable expectation of healing. At a minimum elevation and compression bandages should be used. If available ultrasound with "reflux studies" will show vein problems and how to treat them. Hope this helps.
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Last updated Nov 25, 2018


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