Thank you for the quick reply.
The symptoms you have described about your 84 year old wife having swelling in ankles & oozing liquid is medically called as edema feet.The most common cause of edema foot are:Prolonged standing,long journeys,increased age,venous insufficiency,varicose veins,certain medications.Edema foot(swelling in foot) can also be due to heart failure, kidney failure, or liver failure.
She need following tests:
-Liver function tests(LFT)
-Kidney function test(KFT)
-Cardiac function test(CFT)
-Complete urine examination.
-Serum albumin & globulin levels.
The root cause is to be find out & then treatment is done according to the cause.
Following will help her greatly:
-A low-salt diet is recommended.
-Avoid excess fluid intake.It usually helps.
-A low dose of a diuretic (water pill) may be prescribed accordingly.
- Elevation of leg & applying ice will relieve your symptoms temporarily.
-Symptomatic treatment is done accordingly.
So bot***** *****ne is that your wife is having edema feet & she needs the above described tests to rule out any underlying medical condition & then treatment will be done accordingly.So she need to get consulted by her physician.Till then follow the above measures.This will help her greatly.
Hope this helped.
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