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Elderly lady with swollen oozing legs from the knee down,

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Elderly lady with swollen oozing legs from the knee down
JA: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?
Customer: Yes
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: She has diabetes and arthritis.
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 3 months ago.
She will need to seek medical attention as soon as possible. This is due either to vascular insufficiency or to heart failure She will need some skilled nursing care several times weekly to wrap the legs to get the swelling down. She will also need a physician assessment for heart failure. Once this episode is over, it will be helpful to wear Jobst compression stockings 8-15 mm Hg compression. This keeps the swelling down and prevents fluid leaking. Continuous treatment is very important to prevent diabetic ulcers.