My cousin has weeping leg edema, very painful, and his internist diagnosed it as cellulitis - He is 79 yrs old with emphysema - and not improving on an antibiotic - Is there a specialist he can see for this condition
Infectious disease . Someone who deals with infections of the body or a wound center.
He has venous stasis, meaning the blood is pooling unable to get back up to the heart. Its not really cellulitis, but a dark bluish red that is caused by blood pooling. Its not going to get better on an antibiotic its not an infection. I have seen so much of this and he must see a vascular specialist. Without treatment it will only get worse and his skin will start breaking down into ulcers. They can be a real problem to treat. I am amazed that a dr could look at that and not know exactly what it was.
I agree with Kaismama, I would recommend a vascular specialist and if he has open ulcers that have been there six months or more, he could also see a wound specialist.
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