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Swollen leg looking red and ulcerated and very painful .legs

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Swollen leg looking red and ulcerated and very painful .legs swollen after heart medication that gave bad reaction
JA: When did you start using this medication? How severe were any side effects?
Customer: 10th november. Shortness of breath palpertations and very weak. Tightness in chest
JA: Got it. Have you seen a doctor about the swelling?
Customer: No not yet but hoping to get a visit from my doctor tomorrow as my mother is 92 and unable to walk. She isnot overweight.
JA: Thank you so much for your time. Finally, is there anything else in your mother's medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: Hiatius hernia
Submitted: 7 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 days ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 days ago.

Please post a picture of the leg.

What are the treatments done?

Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 days ago.

I am writing you an initial answer. You may discuss it once you are online.

Steroid cream and oral steroids help in a bad allergic reaction. You may also need anti-allergic medications.

Following measures are beneficial in decreasing or resolving the swelling:

1) Avoid prolonged standing or walking for long distances in a single stretch.

2) Whenever you sit; keep your legs elevated on a chair or a sofa or stool. Do not hang the legs, otherwise, gravity will increase the swelling.

3) Exercises/physical therapy

a) Lie down straight and raise your leg and feet for 10-20 seconds. Repeat this ten times (twice a day whole set).

b) When you sit; pull the feet towards you for 10-20 seconds. Repeat it ten times twice a day.

4) Raise the legend of your bed by 6 inches.

If you have pain or other symptoms that can be helped by;

1) Analgesics

2) Acupuncture

3) A very mild massage; keeping the massage direction towards the heart.

4) Electrical stimulation is a small device that physical therapy centers would give you for home use or you may buy at Amazon.

I wish your symptoms resolve soon.

I would be happy to assist you further if you need any more information.
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