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My 89 yr. old husband has severe swelling of both legs with

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My 89 yr. old husband has severe swelling of both legs with large blisters on top of both feet, some of which have burst and are leaking. He has recently had 6 pints of blood and has now got a rash all over his body which hospital think may be an allergic re-action. He is very distressed.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 4 years ago.

I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.

Since when are the blisters, rash and swelling in both the legs?
Has he diagnosed with incompetent veins (Varicose veins), kidney disease, heart disease, thyroid issue etc?
Where was the internal bleeding?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Since three weeks, weak heart function, Internal bleeding was in the colon,

Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 4 years ago.

Thanks for the further information.

Is there a specific treatment planned for the leg swelling and rash?

Were any investigations done to ascertain the cause of rash?
Is he being prescribed antibiotics, anti allergy medications?
Has he fever, bodyache, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, restlessness, redness, warmth over the limbs?

What are his present medications?