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Sclerosing Lymphangitis Treatment
I have penile Sclerosing lymphangitis can it heal on its own what is the treatment i have also some thing like popules on my pennis what is the trtmnt?
No treatment needed: Penile sclerosing lymphangitis is a harmless condition that typically clears up on its own over a few weeks or months, without treatment. Not sure what kind of papules are on your penis, but if your doctor called them "pearly penile papules", this is entirely normal, harmless, and needs no treatment. Google it; you can easily find pictures to compare with your own penis. ...Read more
Swelling/pain/inflam: Sclerosing lymphangitis is a process in which the lymphatic channels become scared and the surrounding tissues inflammed. This most commonly affects the extremities which can become painful and swollen. Use of compression garments and early use of antibiotics when infection occurs are the keys to controlling this problem. ...Read more
No.: Lymphatic channels that become inflamed and undergo scarring or sclerosis will not heal or return to their normal state. However, the progression of sclerosing lymphangitis is unpredictable, and it may stop progressing without any intervention. Alternative routes for lymph may be established, and the damage limited. Progression is always a risk, however. Most recommend avoiding local irritation. ...Read more
See a specialist. : Sclerosing lymphangitis of the penis is a scar forming inflammation of penile lymphatic channels. It is extremely rare, and can be confused with other penile skin abnormalities such as peyronie's disease. I would recommend evaluation by a urologist or dermatologist, with a thorough history and physical examination. In certain cases, a biopsy may be warranted and can aid in diagnosis. ...Read more
Get treated STAT: It's an infection that probably started at the distal end (further out) of the penis, drained into the lymphatic channels and is a form of blood poisoning. Sclerosing means that it is destroying tissue in its path, and most common cause is a group strep a (streptococcus pyogenes). Don't fool around: it could cost you your penis...Or your life. ...Read more
Most probably I have sclerosing lymphangitis of the penis, how that can be treated? And could it be healed totally and permenantly?
Difficult to treat.: Lymphatic channels that become inflamed and undergo scarring or sclerosis will not heal or return to their normal state. However, the progression of sclerosing lymphangitis is unpredictable, and it may stop progressing without any intervention. Alternative routes for lymph may be established, and the damage limited. Progression is always a risk, however. Most recommend avoiding local irritation. ...Read more
Oral antibiotics: This would be treated with either oral or intravenous antibiotics depending on the severity. ...Read more
Antibiotics: Lymphangitis usually presents as a red streak running up the inner aspect of the leg or arm. It may be associated with fever or malaise. Oral or intravenous antibiotics is the mainstay. If there is a nidus of infection, like an ulcer or abscess, this also needs to be addressed. Hot compresses and non-steroidal medications may also be helpful in relieving pain. ...Read more
Depends: On stage. Usually it has poor response to chronic meds, and antibiotics are used for superimposed infections in times of flare ups. ...Read more
Infection likely: Lymphangitis is inflammation of the lymphatic channel in the affected part of the body.The lymph system s part f the immune system and includes lymph nodes that swell with infection. The main signs are redness, swelling, pain, and often a red streak up that channel, and may have swollen glands. It is often called "blood poisoning" and usually represents infection. ...Read more
Inflammation : Inguinal lymph nodes enlarge as a result of infection. Lymph nodes are channels that carry immune substances. They enlarge in the presence of infection. People with cellulitis or other types of infections of the lower extremities would also get this condition. If the infection is severe enough it can be bad. You need to be evaluated to determine the reason that you have enlarged lymph nodes. ...Read more