But lately... my leg is swelled to the size of 2 legs, from the knee to the tips of my toes and is quite red, skin is almost blister looking and translucent. I know that it is worse... but what can happen? I can't get into the Dr till May.
You really need to see a doctor asap. Its very poor circulation. Keep that leg elevated as much as possible, and use neosporin to the areas that blister and open up. A compression stocking such as a ted stocking can help. This condition is called venostasis, and you can loose your leg if it stays that way too long. Working as a home health nurse I've seen alot of this. The most effective treatment to the leg is an una boot, in my opinion. There are some medications that open up blood vessels that a dr would give you also. I've even seen drs apply nitroglycerin patches to the leg to increase the circulation. Are you diabetic? There is a chance of infection in the leg, too, which can really become a problem.
Hi, i agree, you need to see someone asap. If you can't see your doctor go to the hospital. It does sound like fluid retention/poor circulation, but could also be a deep vein thrombosis. Either way it is serious.
I hope that you were seen by someone. It sounds like cellulitis to me. You will likely need antibiotics if that is the case. It is nothing to fool with. If you havent been seen, go to the ER or an Urgent Care Center. Urgent Care is usually less expensive.
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