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I Got A Cut On My Ankle What Do I Do
Cut back of ankle two days ago on a door at work. Having problems walking (limping around) is this a sign I should seek medical attention?
Cut tendon: Yes, quite possibly you cut a tendon. ...Read more
I was wondering if you cut a potato in half and wrap it around your ankle while you sleep and hit it with something hard in the morning will it break?
Um....: Do you want to break the potato or your ankle? Why would you want to even try this?!? ...Read more
Cut my ankle ad about 2 ago shaving I ave kept it clean and for the most paet it looked ok untill 3 days ago when it started to turn red and swolle?
Infection: Any cut that becomes red swollen and tender is most likely infected see if position in person to evaluate and treat this in the next 24 hours ...Read more
Go to ER: You may be becoming septic and need treatment ASAP ...Read more
Cut on ankle after beach Tender to touch/flex ankle; red around the edges. Not hot. Safe to treat at home? Been 6 days. Thanks.
Hit and cut an area near my ankle one month ago. Now it's still a little swollen and hurts when I press it. Should I go to the hospital?
I have a rash right above my ankle, I had two little cuts on my ankle that itched & over the past two weeks is has become a rash that itches horribly.
Rash from scratching: I suspect that the rash (at least in part) is probably from your scratching that area which itches you. So have you tried either covering it to make it more difficult to scratch, put some moisturizing cream on to tone down the itch, or something over the counter such as Bacteen which has a temporary cooling/numbning effect? Your doctor can prescribe more potent creams to get you to not scratch it ...Read more
I cut my ankles shaving right before swim finished and track started its been a month and are now purplish surrounded in white, earlier they hurt. Infected?
Skin: May be irritated or possibly infected locally, have it looked at and see if you need antibiotics soon as you can. ...Read more
Very likely this is: Infected. Have a health care professional evaluate the area. ...Read more
I am experiencing heel pain there is a cut that I just noticed and it’s red and swollen my ankle has been hurting for the last few days??
I got bit by something last night and this morning and all the bites have swollen up into hard lumps. Even those on the face. What do I need to do? I cut one open on my ankle and the swelling reduced, but is still there. That's not an option on face.
Stop cutting.: Don't be cutting things open on your ankle unless you know what you are doing. The safest thing to do is seek professional help. ...Read more
If I have a cut near my ankle and now my ankle is stuff, could I have caused my ankle bones to be infected?
Yesterday I was prescribed dicloxacillin for a large cut on my foot. I now have an infected bite on my ankle. Will dicloxacillin work on my bite too?
I cut my leg about 2" below my knee and got 7 stitches. Why is my ankle swelling every day and its all squishy also?
Get it checked out: Whenever there is an injury you will get swelling in the healing process. Make sure there are no signs of infection. You should also be checked by your regular doc or podiatrist to evaluate the stitches and wound. ...Read more
Hi, just noticed some red/purple dots on my feet and ankles, highest one is on my calf, they are on both feet, and one has cut open, no pain, ?
I cut the top of my foot a week ago am on antibiotics as its in but me foot is really swollen up to my ankle how long should it take to reduce?
Cellulitis: If your swelling is increasing or unchanged after 3-4 days on antibiotics then you may need a stronger or different type of antibiotic to treat the bacteria. Also depending on the degree and location of the swelling, you may need more intervention than just local antibiotics. You should call your doctor and describe the symptoms. ...Read more
I had intramedullary nailing in tibia. I can't fell the touch on area around ankle. Is it possible surgeon cut a nerve accidentally? Will it b a problem?
Hard to say: There can be a number of potential causes, and because of that the prognosis varies. I would certainly let your surgeon know so he/she can pursue the specific cause of your symptoms as soon as possible. ...Read more
I have Salt Wasting Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia. During an server illness the dr's couldn't get blood so cut my ankles open. Why did they do this? Thanks
Take it off: If cirulation is impaired take off the bandage or brace and talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Experiencing alot of pain was born with cerebral palsy and I'm working full time feet swell ankles swell with pain should I cut back work hours?
Dependent edema: In an older person, what you describe is called dependent edema and is due to insufficiency of the valves of leg veins. CP is extremely variable; just stating CP w/o describing YOUR CP is like saying you have hair. That doesn't describe YOUR hair. See your doctor. There are ways to treat and cope with this, some of which may be quite simple. ...Read more
In riviera maya mexico I cut my calf on some sharp organisims (barnacles?) on the side of a buoy. Hurts to walk on, and ankle swollen. What to do?
Get to a doctor: It sounds as though the cut may have become infected. See a doctor for an evaluation and see if antibiotics are indicated. Infections can get worse fast, so don't wait too long. ...Read more
I cut myself on the side of my ankle last week accidentally with a razor blade it seemed to be healing but now is red and sore again should I worry?
Sore: You should see your podiatrist - it sounds like you have an infection. Sooner, not later. ...Read more
Hi I cut myself Shaving on my ankle bone several weeks ago and it doesn't seem to be healing up. It continues to get infected even with daily cleaning?
Antibiotics: If it's been several weeks then you may need antibiotics to clear up the infection. I would recommend evaluation with a doctor to see if antibiotics are needed. ...Read more
Dr fisher I am recovering from a bad cut on my Achilles, it is still a little bruised on the bottom of my ankle but I am walking around a lot better. I was just curious if a drink or two would impede on recovering any quicker? Thanks
Just Curious.: Curios question. The fact that you ask, causes one to have concerns about potential abuse. It would probably be better to wait until well healed. ...Read more
Why is it that some micro nerves have to be cut in foot and ankle surgery in order to get to the bones. N can such nerves be repaired or fixed?
Surgery is an injury: Whenever an incision is made, even small portals for arthroscopic surgery, there is injury caused by the surgeon. As far as nerves, we are very aware of the anatomical location of "important" nerves and rarely cause unintended injury. Very small nerves may be cut but these normally heal. ...Read more
I cut my ankle shaving 24 hrs ago and also got some razor burn too. It was a new razor. It is now sore and swollen. Should I see a dr or wait?
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