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Doctor insights on: What Kind Of Doctor Sees Somebody For Lymphangitis

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Dr. Mark Rettenmaier
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Lymphangitis (Definition)

Lymphangitis is an infection and inflammation of the lymph channels of the body. Lymphatic channels carry fluid and white blood cells of the immune system. An infection of these channels can cause pain and redness along the affected channels, swollen ...Read more


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Do doctors see a lot of patients with lymphangitis?

Yes: Yes, lymphangitis is fairly common. Your lymphatic system runs with your blood vessels and helps transport "lymph" back from your arms, legs, head and neck to your lymph nodes as part of your immune system. Lymphangitis (lymph inflammation) is typically caused by an infection. The lymph channels can become red and painful, sometimes streaky. Antibiotics are usually needed. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Can a doctor confuse the symptoms of lymphangitis and tumor?

Can a doctor confuse the symptoms of lymphangitis and tumor?

Yes: Laryngitis and tumors can both cause hoarseness or throat pain. If laryngitis doesn't clear up quickly, especially if someone is a smoker or heavy drinker, then tumor needs to be ruled out! ...Read more

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Could a doctor confuse the symptoms of lymphangitis and rsd?

Could a doctor confuse the symptoms of lymphangitis and rsd?

Almost impossible: That would seem to be virtually impossible as the symptoms of each are totally different. ...Read more

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Can a doctor confuse the symptoms of lymphangitis and infection?

Maybe: Lymphangitis is is manifestation of an infection that has involved the lymphatic system. This is usually identified by a red streak that extends longitudinally up an extremity. ...Read more

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Is lymphangitis painful?

Lymphangiitis: Quite often, lymphangiitis is painful. If the underlying cause is infectious in nature, then pain, swelling, redness become part of the process. ...Read more

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What is cure for lymphangitis?

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

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Is there a cure for lymphangitis?

Depends: On cause. If due to infection proper medication can cure the problem. ...Read more