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I have been suffering with bursitis in my knee for nearly

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I have been suffering with bursitis in my knee for nearly two weeks it got bad over the weekend very swollen and red rang my gp on Monday spoke to the nurse who gave me a prescription for Naproxen I have been taking if for a few days the knee did seem to be easing a bit but it seems to have flared up again but I think my temperature is going up and down I feel very shaking a bit lethargic I have been keeping it elevated and much as possible and a ice pack on it just wondering if this is ok
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: Just allergic to penicillin I just take two Adcal-D3 a day
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: I have osteoporosis but not to bad

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Is it still swollen?

Do you have fever?

Any change in color of overlying skin?


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
it's still swollen I feel like I have a temperature skinn on knee very red

Will you please share a picture of the knee?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No rather text


Will you be able to send a picture?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
File attached (4Q372LT)

Thanks for sharing

It seems that there is an infection as well

You should apply ice packs over the area and take Naproxen

Elevate the leg as well

Take Paracetamol for fever

You should call your GP as this will need an antibiotic as well like Flucloxacillin

Please do let me know if you have any other question


Customer: replied 1 year ago.

You are welcome

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