I have extreme redness and swelling with sores on my right leg, my left leg is swollen but not as bad as my right leg. I have been running a fever off and on for a couple weeks. My Doctor prescribed "Clindamycin and SMZ TMP". I am a diabetic and I am presently on Lasix. I am also presently taking carvedi
Hello,Thanks for providing more information.
Firstly sorry to hear about your discomfort.
And as you have sores, redness, pain in legs so you shouldn't ignore your symptoms and consult your doctor ASAP to rule out underlying possible causes like Diabetic ulcers, Deep vein thrombosis, Cellulitis ,Renal failure.
And further blood culture, color Doppler study of lower limbs, Renal function test should be advised in your case.
If your symptoms are not improving with Clindamycin & SMZ/TMP so it's good to visit ER or consult doctor ASAP for prompt management rather than consider wait and watch approach.
Elevate your legs.
I hope this helps.If you have any further query then feel free to ask.Positive feedback and bonus are highly appreciated.Thank you.
Dear Dr. Anil Kumar,
I appreciate your help and kindness concerning my problem. It got so bad that on Saturday evening I went to the ER of our local Hospital.
They took eight veils of blood and a urine sample. I was given something in the IV for the cramps, but they would not say what it was. It helped immensely and I fell asleep, the Doctor came back and said there was nothing wrong with me and I was told to leave, "You can sleep at home."
I was very disappointed with their diagnosis.