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A 39-year-old female asked about a 88-year-old female:

Can weeping edema blisters of the legs be treated at home? what is the best way to prevent cellulitis?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Phlebitis: Nope. You need urgent medical attention and most likely antibiotics.
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
What's the cause ?: 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.

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Last updated Apr 8, 2018

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