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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

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What is the best treatment /care for weeping leg lymphedema following cancer treatment?

What is the best treatment /care for weeping leg lymphedema following cancer treatment?

See phlebologist: Secondary lymphedema due to groin dissection, radiation to the pelvis can be evaluated by a phlebologist. Evaluation of the venous system in the legs may be contributing to the swelling/weeping, and fixing this may help. Lymphedema therapist in physical therapy dept can help you. Check out www.Phlebology.Org to find phlebologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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What can I do at home for weeping of my legs?

What can I do at home for weeping of my legs?

Phlebitis: Please go to see your physician. You have a dangerous skin and tissue infection that needs antibiotics at the very least. ...Read more

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How do you stop weeping from a leg ulceration?

How do you stop weeping from a leg ulceration?

Find the cause: 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. ...Read more

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6 month old with eczema with weeping neck and leg rash. Atm, bf and feeding rice cereal, fruits and veggies.Any advice what to do?

Severe eczema: Weeping rash in this young age should be seen in an office and best to see ur pediatrician and ask for a referral to a dermatologist. Also they now have blood tests for allergen testing so you do not have to wait for the baby tog et older for skin testing to see what measures will help with the eczema. ...Read more

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Weeping blisters on legs, trunk, arms, neck itchy bumps, dry patch skin on back. Weak fatigued, weight loss 10#=3 wks. Blood tests normal ?

Weeping blisters on legs, trunk, arms, neck itchy bumps, dry patch skin on back. Weak fatigued, weight loss 10#=3 wks. Blood tests normal ?

Get checked soon: Considering your overall fatigue it would be important for you to see a doctor urgently to see if the rashes are related to this fatigue and weight loss. You may be dehydrated and have a blood infection or serious allergic reaction. Good luck ...Read more

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Weeping of the lower legs, what causes it and what home remedy is good for it?

Weeping of the lower legs, what causes it and  what home remedy is good for it?

Very advanced edema: The causes of this are fairly serious problems in the vascular system. Sufficient blockage creates so much lymphatic back-pressure that vessels rupture and fluid seeps out finally through the skin. The internal damage is fairly advanced by this time so other than actions/positions that might feel a bit less painful. Raised leg positions & compression socks might still help some. See a dr for help. ...Read more

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My nan have very swollen legs and ankles. She is 74. On water tablets for this. Now the legs are weeping water and very painful?

My nan have very swollen legs and ankles. She is 74. On water tablets for this. Now the legs are weeping water and very painful?

Swollen legs: Swollen les can be caused by many different things such as high blood pressure, infection, heart or kidney failure but when weeping drainage it may be much more serious like cellulitis. Call the dr. Right away. ...Read more

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My mother's legs are chronically swollen due to poor circulation. She is on LASIX (furosemide). Recently her legs began weeping profusely. Is this abnormal?

My mother's legs are chronically swollen due to poor circulation.  She is on LASIX (furosemide).  Recently her legs began weeping profusely.  Is this abnormal?

Yes: When her legs are very swollen, they can actually weep fluid. Best option initially is to elevate her legs. Should see her doctor for an adjustment in her medication dosage. ...Read more

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What can be done for a leg ulcer that doesn't seem to stop weeping?

What can be done for a leg ulcer that doesn't seem to stop weeping?

Weeping: This should be evaluated as soon as possible to determine the source Weeping may be lymph fluid which exits at the point and actually irritates the ulcer as the fluid burns ...Read more

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I have 2 sores on my lower leg, one showed up this morning, the other showed up a week ago. There is a painful sting and weeping.

I have 2 sores on my lower leg, one showed up this morning, the other showed up a week ago. There is a painful sting and weeping.

R/O CELLULITIS: Cellulitis is a superficial skin infection that can be caused after an abrasion or rupture of a boil . if it is extending up your leg, SEEK PROMPT MEDICAL ATTENTION YOU MAY NEED IV ANTIBIOTICS. Seek prompt evaluation for potential need of IV VS oral antibiotics/X-ray /labs. SEEK PROMPT EVALUATION SINCE INFECTION IS PROGRESSING ...Read more

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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

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How do you prevent your leg ulcers from weeping?

How do you prevent your leg ulcers from weeping?

Compression therapy: 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. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent leg ulcers from weeping?

Compression: 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. ...Read more

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Sore itchy and weeping scrotum and sides of my legs?

Sore itchy and weeping scrotum and sides of my legs?

You have jock itch.: Get an antifungal against tinea cruris at the pharmacy,and apply the cream or ointment twice a day. It will take several weeks to resolve this. If not better 1 week,see a Dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can weeping edema blisters of the legs be treated at home? What is the best way to prevent cellulitis?

Can weeping edema blisters of the legs be treated at home? What is the best way to prevent cellulitis?

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

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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

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My father is in hospital with ten percent heart function and fluid build up in legs and ankles (they are weeping). What can we expect?

My father is in hospital with ten percent heart function and fluid build up in legs and ankles (they are weeping). What can we expect?

EF10%: 10% EF is severe,if properly managed is survivable. Diuresis ,is critical start w/ IV. Dietary adherence to very lo salt diet is essential as is medication compliance Individuals with low EF get defibrillators because they are at higher risk for fatal arrythmias. Check if has blockage as resolution of blockage with stent can improve function, as can unloading the excess fluid. f/u w/doc ...Read more

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Father has 10% heart function and fluid in legs/feet which is weeping. Currently on frusimide drip in hospital. What can we expect?

Father has 10% heart function and fluid in legs/feet which is weeping. Currently on frusimide drip in hospital. What can we expect?

Poor prognosis: With such a low ejection fraction, 10%, prognosis is poor. Having said that, hopefully not only on lasix (furosemide) drip but also on some inotropic drip - dobutamine; maybe even renal dose dopamine to effectuate "compensated"state. Then transition to a barrage of oral meds; and AicD. Trust the underlying cause of low EF has been ascertained and also treated. ...Read more

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My eczema has worsened & spread to my hands, arms, nipples, and legs. Oozes clear fluid. I have swollen lymph nodes & weeping eyes. What do you rec?

My eczema has worsened & spread to my hands, arms, nipples, and legs. Oozes clear fluid. I have swollen lymph nodes & weeping eyes. What do you rec?

Time to see your Doc: If this is "just" your eczema, it sounds like it is not responding to current Rx, and you may require more intensive Rx (such as systemic (oral or injected) steroids, if you are already maxing out on topical steroids). However, I fear this may be more than just the eczema, such as a secondary infection, requiring additional therapy. In either case, you should see your primary or skin doctor. ...Read more

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Fell and skinned my knee badly! Now it won't stop weeping and stays open. I'm on vacation in Hawaii. Can I still swim and snorkel?

Fell and skinned my knee badly! Now it won't stop weeping and stays open. I'm on vacation in Hawaii. Can I still swim and snorkel?

Not a good idea: Seawater can contain bacteria that could contaminate an open wound. Best to avoid exposure. It may already be infected because it is weeping. Might be a good idea to get it checked out by a health professional. Thank you for trusting Health Tap! ...Read more

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Weeping rash that keeps running. Not from food or poison ivy. I used neosporin and clotrimazole antifungal cream but nothing works. Its behind my knee?

Please see your derm: The most likely cause is eczema, which causes very itchy skin that can get infected. It may require a topical steroid to clear. If it is infected, it may need an antibiotic also. Please get checked by your dermatologist. ...Read more

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My 3 years old son has white spot in his leg i wonder what s that?

Tough to say: Most likely, it is what doctors call "post inflammatory hypopigmentation." sometimes, after a mild skin irritation the pigment does not come back as dark for a few months. It eventually returns to normal. Rarer things include vitaligo and leporesy. ...Read more

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I have had lots of injury to my upper and lower back s .my problem is now I'm having sever problem problem with my right leg heavy?

I have  had lots of  injury  to my upper  and  lower  back   s .my problem  is  now I'm having  sever problem   problem  with  my right  leg  heavy?

Radiculopathy: This means something in your spine is pressing on the nerves of your leg. You need to consult a neurologist, you will need MRI , medications and physical therapy. Feel better. ...Read more

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How does Crohn's disease cause welling of the leg(s)?

How does Crohn's disease cause welling of the leg(s)?

Few ways.: Crohn's is an inflammatory disease that releases inflammtory mediators into the blood stream. There may be some small component of edema from that. Secondly it is also associated with an arthritis that can cause local joint edema and an increase in distal lymphatic pressure. Thirdly there may be protein / malabsorption losses which can increase edema. ...Read more

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Good Day, what can you recommend on this patch on my leg? It’s itchy and has been growing. Had this for over a year now

See doctor: When you have a skin n lesion and there is a change in size or shape or texture see doctor for exam ...Read more

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My 3 years old son has white spot in his leg i wonder what s that im worried it will be i vitligo?

Unusual place for it: Vitiligo is usually located on the hands, neck and facial structures and they are devoid of pigment, not just pale areas. Location as a single spot on a leg would be an odd location and more likely to represent one of dozens of other possibilities. I't bring it up at the next doc visit & have it looked at then.I wouldn't make a special trip for it. ...Read more

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I have a hernia that will not stay inits very painful. Uh that side leg the back to size of a hard boiled egg and sometimes it makes me sick to my. S?

See a surgeon: Painful hernias that become firm & hard and associated wiith nausea or vomiting may indicate that your hernia becomes trapped or incarcerated at times. You need to see a surgeon. You need to have surgical repair of the hernia. ...Read more

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What could cause pain in the leg?

What could cause pain in the leg?

Hip arthritis: Degenerative hip arthritis (a variant of djd, degenerative joint disease) is common. Chronic standing stresses the hip joint with the femoral head in the acetabulum (i.e., ball & socket). The erosion of the bursa within the joint eventually causes pain. Other causes which need exclusion are neurogenic and vascular causes. Herniated discs refer to the former; aorta-iliac disease, the latter. ...Read more