my lower leg seems to be infected and swelled what can i take?
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Person's Age: 71
soap and water, sunshine, neosporin
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Do you have any medical problems or take any medicines? How long has this been going on? Is your leg warm to the touch or painful?
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1 month no medicines other than Joint Flex ointment. not warm little pain
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There can be many, many causes of a swollen leg. One important one is a blood clot in the large veins of your leg. If this is the cause of your swelling it needs to be evaluated and treated ASAP as there is a risk that the a clot could break off and go to your lungs.....
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If it is an infection as you suspect then antibiotics would be needed to control it.....
Many systemic issues can also cause swelling of your legs.....
In any event, I strongly feel that your best course of action, especially with the weekend just around the corner, is to contact your MD and have her take a look at your leg.
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Well, I did my best. Obviously soap, water, sunshine and neosporin are not working....
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