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My 88 year old mother who is diabetic has swollen ankles and

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My 88 year old mother who is diabetic has swollen ankles and feet and now has this "shiny red rash" on both legs. I hope to see her doctor on Monday. Do you know what this might be?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
Hello, this is Dr. David. I have read your question and I'm ready to help.
the red rash could be from cellulitis infection of the legs or from swelling or infection
are the legs warm?
are the they tender?
she should go to the ER and have a doctor look at her legs
she might need a course of antibiotics if she has a cellulitis infection