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red patches on shin and ankle

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  • Posted By: jemfor
  • March 28, 2008
  • 11:29 PM

Hi this is the first time i've posted on here and was hoping someone could help. I went away for the easter weekend and stayed in a travel lodge, when i came home on tuesday evening i had a really bad fever, and on wednesday morning woke up feeling much better but had a swollen red and itchy ankle. I took it easy on wednesday as still felt a bit tired. Thursday came and went and the swelling went down a bit and it wasnt as itchy, apart from when i had a bath at night. i made an appointment to see the doctor today, and typically this morning my ankle was almost back to normal, i went to see the doctor anyway and he said as it seemed to be getting better let nature take its course. This evening i had a bath and i now have another red hot patch on my lower shin!!! i have been looking all over the internet to find a cause and cellulitis is the closest i can conclude to - does anyone know if this is the cause!? I don't know if staying in a cheap hotel or the fever has any relation to the patches but they could be connected! thanks

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