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My son has a swollen leg from the knee down to his ankle and

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My son has a swollen leg from the knee down to his ankle and the skin is red
JA: How long have you had the symptoms? What seems to make the symptoms worse or better?
Customer: He worked on it all day. and it got worse. only had it for a day. He took a hot bath and said it seemed better. It is hot to the touch
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: He was a H addict but is clean for now as he just got released from 80 days in jail
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Mo replied 3 months ago.

Hi my name is***** will reply to you in just a moment, allow me to read the question.

Expert:  Dr. Mo replied 3 months ago.

It sounds like a staph infection or what we call cellulitis. It likely is an infection that needs to be treated. I would recommend having him be seen for antibiotics. It may just be something called superficial thrombophlebitis which isn't dangerous but needs to be evaluated.

Expert:  Dr. Mo replied 3 months ago.

Does he have a history of skin infections before?

Expert:  Dr. Mo replied 3 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Mo replied 3 months ago.

How is your son's leg swelling?

Expert:  Dr. Mo replied 3 months ago.

If you have any other question please let me know, otherwise please click on "Rating" to close this visit.

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Expert:  Dr. Mo replied 3 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Mo replied 3 months ago.

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