Top
10
Doctor insights on: Weeping Leg Wound

Share
1

1
I have been diagnosed and treated for cellulitis.Now I am sitting with weeping legs and painful open wounds.What medication can be prescribed for this?

I have been diagnosed and treated for cellulitis.Now I am sitting with weeping legs and painful open wounds.What medication can be prescribed for this?

Seek MD care: 48 year old lady status post treatment for cellulitis, now with weeping open wounds. Please seek reevaluation by a physician immediately. It sounds like you need immediate treatment and a detailed medical history and physical exam. Please always put your medical history, medications, surgical history, and more information such as onset and duration of your condition for more accurate advice. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bolhack
803 doctors shared insights

Wounds (Definition)

Wounds is also known as Injuries and wounds. A wound is a condition in which a person has some trauma to part of his body in which the surface of the skin or some other organ has been broken open. Wounds include clean cuts, jagged cuts, avulsions (ripping away) of ...Read more


2

2
There are two round, red wounds on my leg that just won't heal with a white center. no drainage, just weeping slightly. Not itchy, getting bigger thou?

There are two round, red wounds on my leg that just won't heal with a white center. no drainage, just weeping slightly. Not itchy, getting bigger thou?

Exam needed: A physician would have to inspect these lesions for diagnosis and treatment. They could be insect bites which are now festering and you might try keeping them clean and applying an antibacterial ointment like bacitracin. See your physician if surrounding redness develops or if the lesions don't heal. ...Read more

3

3
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:(

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 ?: 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. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
I have a some kind of bite on my leg, try so hard not to tense on picking at it or itch it. Each time the wounds open it bleeds. Now there white ring.

I have a some kind of bite on my leg, try so hard not to tense on picking at it or itch it. Each time the wounds open it bleeds. Now there white ring.

Unclear: first of all you need to take the initiative to not scratch. I know easier said than done. You can put alcohol on it and it will burn but will stop the itch as an old home remedy. A much better one is to pick up some benadryl cream or hydrocortisone cream to help the itch. However since this has progressed you need to have the lesion checked to see what the white ring is. Best wishes. ...Read more

7

7
What do you advise if i scratched my leg and now there's a wound?

What do you advise if i scratched my leg and now there's a wound?

See your doctor: If you have a wound that is deeper than just a scratch you should see your doctor. You may need antibiotics and a tetanus booster (if you haven't had one in the past 5 years). ...Read more

8

8
I cut my leg deeply while shaving. It is yellowish white now and oozes at times. What should I do? What is the best way to care for the wound?

I cut my leg deeply while shaving. It is yellowish white now and oozes at times. What should I do? What is the best way to care for the wound?

See md: Better check with doctor right away to see if infected. Keep it covered and clean until you get there probably should cover it with gauze to absorb the drainage. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
9

9
For how long do I leave stitches on a cut wound on a leg before getting them out ?

7-10 days: Depends on what your cut looks like. If it's healing appropriately and in an area not under tension, 7 days should be fine. If its under tension your body will require more time. Consult with your physician who can monitor your wound healing and guide the timing of suture removal. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
10

10
How might you heal a open wound on the back of your leg?

How might you heal a open wound on the back of your leg?

What's the cause?: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Travis Fultz
74 doctors shared insights

Weeping (Definition)

Weeping is crying, and is a physical response to sadness. Weeping also refers to a skin rash that ...Read more