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My Mom is 82 and has surgery on both legs due to curulation

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My Mom is 82 and has surgery on both legs due to curulation issues.
She has an open wound on her big toe that we have been treating - no red lines but HOT and some what swollen. She is in alot of pain and seems to be getting a cold.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

That is likely infected.

Bacterial infection can cause lot of pain and cold feeling due to drop in body temperature.

Poor circulation increases risk of bacterial infection.

Hence further evaluation is required soon preferably in ER.

IV antibiotic initially and then can be switched to oral antibiotics.

Non healing wound can be treated with wound vac devices.
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