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Can eczema (i have been scratching) be the cause of a rather big open sore on the front of lower leg? Leg swollen tender and red around the wound.

Can eczema (i have been scratching) be the cause of a rather big open sore on the front of lower leg? Leg swollen tender and red around the wound.

Don't scratch!: I know... That is much easier said than done. But it is still true. If it is bad , see a dr. Anyway, you do need to prevent infection. Wash delicately w/ warm water. Use antibiotic cream, cover lightly. After that is resolved, obtain as effective as possible cortisone ointment to keep the itching under control. Eczema can be very difficult to eradicate, but it can be controlled. Don't scratch! ...Read more

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I have a red dot on my lower leg and my leg is sore and stift at first I thought it was a black widow but I don't have any of the at toms except slight pain?

I have a red dot on my lower leg and my leg is sore and stift at first I thought it was a black widow but I don't have any of the at toms except slight pain?

Bite or infection?: The red dot could be something as simple as a recent insect bite or something more complicated like an infection. If you have leg stiffness and soreness you should really be evaluated. You don't usually see that with something as simple as a flea bite. If you're running a fever or if there's any spreading redness around the wound you should definitely be seen right away. ...Read more

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I was bitten by a dog 5 weeks ago and still have a hard lump on lower leg,what could this be? I haven't much feeling on the lump but sore around it

I was bitten by a dog 5 weeks ago and still have a hard lump on lower leg,what could this be? I haven't much feeling on the lump but sore around it

Scar tissue: Most likely the hard lump is scar tissue. As the wound heals, scar tissue forms and it is more dense and feels harder than normal skin. It would be unlikely this far out to have a wound infection, but If there is increased redness, swelling, pain or red streaks, I suggest being seen. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Almost 3 wks since bilateral lower leg fasciectomy for compartment syndrome. Fluid buildup (4 days now)-press n see it move-no redness. Need to drain?

Almost 3 wks since bilateral lower leg fasciectomy for compartment syndrome. Fluid buildup (4 days now)-press n see it move-no redness. Need to drain?

Please: call your surgeon to revisit your issue it is not wise for us to evaluate a problem like this on line it needs a look see by the doctor ...Read more

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I was bit on my lower leg by my dog and my foot has redness and swelling?

I was bit on my lower leg by my dog and my foot has redness and swelling?

You need to go to: The emergency room immediately. You need to have your tetanus status checked, get antibiotics, know if the dog has all its vaccines. Any wound needs to be evaluated and x-rays to make ire there is no gas in the tissue. ...Read more

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VERY sore hard lumps in muscles of lower leg which become hot and very painful?

VERY sore hard lumps in muscles of lower leg which become hot and very painful?

Exam: Gt examined for musculoskeletal illness and soft tissue illnes. Have your physician check for musscle inflammation and erythema nodosum. ...Read more

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