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Dr. Michael Miller answered:

weeping wound. im changing it every 3 hours, is this normal? swab cs showed Candida and Staph, ABx it burns skin when runs down leg:(

What's the cause ?

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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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Weeping legs/rash?

Edema?

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I often see weeping edema of the legs in patients with congestive heart failure. This would require more aggressive diuresis with water pills (diuretics) Your age is throwing me off here as I do not expect a 32 year old to have heart failure. In someone your age group it may simple be contact dermatitis and OTC 1% cortisone may help
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Dr. Kristin N. Cox answered:

Do wounds on lower legs heal more slowly?

That depends.

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If there is any problem with arterial or venous circulation wounds may heal slower. That is why it is important to understand the blood flow and confounding factors that may affect wound healing.
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What can I do at home for weeping of my legs?

Phlebitis

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Please go to see your physician. You have a dangerous skin and tissue infection that needs antibiotics at the very least.
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Dr. Michael Miller answered:

How do you stop weeping from a leg ulceration?

Find the cause

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When there is injury to our skin, inflammation occurs which means the area becomes red, warm, tender and with swelling. The swelling occurs under the skin layers and then can leak out of an open wound. The fluid contains water, protein, electrolytes and cells that give it color. This is a natural process and aids in healing. As it heals, the drainage will decrease. Keep it covered
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How do you prevent your leg ulcers from weeping?

Compression therapy

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Weeping is a very common problem with patients that have leg ulcers. The goal is to get the ulcer to heal. Compression therapy and aggressive wound care is the key. Once the ulcer heals however the compression therapy has to continue to prevent swelling of the legs. Otherwise the ulcer will simply come back.
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Dr. Albert Malvehy answered:

What can I do to prevent leg ulcers from weeping?

Compression

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Use compression stockings and dressings. This is critical. Elevate your legs as much as you can and walk. A vein specialist or phlebologist can treat you definitively. Use phlebology.org for referral.
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Will antibiotics help leg ulcers or wounds to heal?

Antibiotics

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Antibiotucs will only help leg ulcers of the bacteria are preventing the healing process. Leg ulcers occur from poor blood supply or poor venous flow. Seeing a vascular or cardiovascular surgeon or a vein specialist might help.
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What is the treatment for puncture wound of the leg?

Puncture wound leg

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Tx similar for all puncture wounds: cleanse with soap & water; remove foreign bodies; apply sterile dressing. Provide antibiotics if appropriate. Update tetanus prophylaxis if indicated. Wound checks to monitor progress. If foreign body present, may need xray to determine extent of penetration/damage to vital structures.
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Dr. Payam Rafat answered:

I scratched my leg and now there's a wound, what to do?

Care for your wound

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Wound care is steps taken to ensure that a wound heals correctly. Steps may include dressing changes, application of topical antibiotics or ointments, proper offloading, infection control, and professional wound debridement when indicated. See your physician and have them advise you on treatment options for your wound.
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