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Swelling left leg Only

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 10, 2006
  • 08:03 AM

This is strange. 1st a brief recent history. I just got over a bad case of sun burn and maybe some sun poison. Both insteps of my feet were severely burned a week ago and appears to have gone away. Then this week I ended up with poison ivy/oak or some sort of poison from lawn cutting but only on arms and upper body. I was wearing long pants and boots. No signs below the chest. All on arms, neck shoulders and not a bad case at all. I put liquid pool chlorine on it to dry it out (only once) and continue putting alchohol on it to dry it out. Anyway, tonight at work I noticed that my left leg from the calf down and including my foot is swollen. I'm not sure if it's related to the sun poison, the poison ivy/oak(??) or my using chlorine on the poison. I'm thinking some sort of infection. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated?

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  • Brian when my uncles leg swelled like that it turned out he had DVT... not to scare u but you really should go and have it checked out. Just to be safe.
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  • I can think of two things:My son and his friend was sitting and playing around in the friends yard and that afternoon they both came down with itching and swelling legs, hands, and fingers. As it turns out after both went to ER, they both had a reaction to the "fertilizer" used on the grass. Two different ER visit and same diagnosis... It was a bad reaction - my sone used steroid Predislone (sp?) a type of prednisone and it cleared up. In other words blood pioson.If one had lymph node problems it can cause swelling as poisons back up in the lymph system... Other words it could have caused the first and gonbe to the second - lymph system...
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