I have erythema nodosum on both legs for a week now. What should I do?

E. Nodosum. The underlying infection, drug, or disease should be identified and treated. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids) to reduce pain and swelling. Analgesics, rest.

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