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My mom has congestive heart failure. The last few days her

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My mom has congestive heart failure. The last few days her legs have been swollen. We added an extra lasix each day. However this afternoon her skin has started weeping a clear fluid. Her whole leg is swollen now. Not just feet and ankles. Should I take her to hospital
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 year ago.
Hello,Thank you for your question.I am Dr Saha, I shall try my best to help you.Is there any redness, increased temperature of the legs?Is she breathless?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No redness or temperature. She gets breathless when she exerts herself but is using oxygen when she's sitting and sleeping
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for all the information,I am sorry for her condition.There can be skin break if edema is too much.This can cause oozing of fluid.An associated clot can occur too.As there is breathlessness too, I would suggest to take an examination in hospital.You have already increased lasix.She may need addition of other diuretics like spironolactone or doctor can change lasix.I hope this information helps.If there’s anything else I can do, please let me know.If you are satisfied, please rate my answer as good or excellent.Regards.