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What is the color of leakage?
how severe is the swelling?
The leakage all seems to be clear. The swelling is pretty severe in that ankle. He has very slim ankles. I would say the right one, which is the one that is leaking, is about twice its normal size, though shrinking a bit as the leakage continues.
Is there any calf swelling?
There does not appear to be any significant calf swelling. It begins just where the calf normally becomes quite slim. I should add that he is adamant about not going to emergency room. Though I can get him there is necessary.
should be "if necessary."
Yes i am trying to figure that out
Is there any skin redness over that area and do you feel that the skin is slightly warm as compared to surrounding?
I do not see any particularly redness and I did not notice any warmness to the skin. But I will go into the other room now and check.
ok i am waiting
No redness and the skin feels cool rather than warm, but the leakage is copious.
If you ask my opinion then you should go to ER because its safe as he might need antibiotics
However its not life threatening and if you go tomorrow then you should apply OTC neosporin ointment over the area
and should ask him to keep legs elevated
Put compression bandage or crepe bandage over that leg
So to conclude if you go to ER thats best but you can wait if you want till tomorrow
and can follow what i have advised
I will put compression bandage on. Leg seems to be getting smaller as the leakage increases. Thank you so much.
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