I had a fall on my bike in mid Sept 08 and I scratched my self up and a few bruises mostly on my left side where I landed. Anyways a few days later I noticed swelling in my left lower leg (calf ankle and foot) I thought it was a mild sprain etc. Well a week went by and it stayed swollen red and started to be very uncomfortable. I went to the walk in clinic and the Dr said it looks like cellulitis and gave me antibiotics and away I went. 2weeks later the symptoms had not changed however the wounds cleared up somewhat. I went back to the clinic and asked again what about the swelling and they said it was just a symptom that you will have to live with and to get some stockings to keep the swelling down etc. Well I can't buy that due to the fact the swelling is all up the left foot to my knee. Around a week later no relief and the infection came back and got worse. I know am on my 3rd lot of antibiotics and it's the 4th day and some of the redness is lessening but still swollen and it looks like it's healing but I am still worried that this isn't cellulitis !! At times the leg looked like it had chicken pox and blistered up bad. I try and keep the leg elevated and that helps a bit but I can feel a heavyness with the entire lower left leg. It's SO bad that I can't even close my leg up behind me now. Could this be life threatening or possibly a dormant form of flesh eating disease ? HELP ME PLEASE !!!!!!Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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