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My husband on occasion will get cellulitus (usually from the knee area down to his foot). The infection starts as a blister and will spread. At one ti?
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
In brief: Treat athlete's foot
Recurrent cellulitis (actually lymphangitis) of the lower leg is usually caused by chronic athlete's foot.
Bacteria gets in through the fissures between the toes, and is carried into the leg by lymph channels. So while the infection must be treated with an antibiotic, the athlete's foot needs to be treated too, to prevent future infections.

In brief: Treat athlete's foot
Recurrent cellulitis (actually lymphangitis) of the lower leg is usually caused by chronic athlete's foot.
Bacteria gets in through the fissures between the toes, and is carried into the leg by lymph channels. So while the infection must be treated with an antibiotic, the athlete's foot needs to be treated too, to prevent future infections.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dr. Joseph Eastern
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Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Circulation
Sounds like this could be a serious condition.
Does your husband have generalized swelling in his legs before the cellulitis begins? Recommend evaluation by a physician.

In brief: Circulation
Sounds like this could be a serious condition.
Does your husband have generalized swelling in his legs before the cellulitis begins? Recommend evaluation by a physician.
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
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