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Lymphangitis?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 8, 2011
  • 07:11 AM

I couple of weeks ago I had a few sores on my arms and legs (not due to a specific condition) that had become red and infected. When I looked at them a couple of hours later they had white blotches around them and white streaks connecting them together. The white areas did not hurt but they were slightly numb and looked a little swollen. They would gradually become less noticeable and then when I would touch the sores or put any sort of pressure on them the white areas would become more obvious again. I knew all the sores were very infected and thought that maybe there was so much infection that my lymph system was getting plugged up. I searched my house and found some leftover antibiotics (cephalaxin I think) and took them twice a day for 2 1/2 days hoping they would at least reduce some of the infection. The white areas went away during this time while the sores stayed infected but now 2 weeks later have almost finished healing. I researched on the internet and learned about lymphangitis which sounds exactly like what I had. Even the photos looked almost identical except for one thing, lymphangitis appears on the skin as red lines not white. I searched and searched but I couldn't find any reports of people having any infections with white lines. Somebody please tell me what was wrong with me!

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