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I'm wondering if someone could help me because I'm getting really worried about my leg. I do have anxiety which obviously isn't a help but I don't think this is a good situation either?
On the 23rd of March I noticed a patch of red on my leg that hurt and burned. I went to the GP on 24th and she diagnosed cellulitis and gave me Clarithroymicin. Towards the end of my 7 day course I was feeling dizzy, my stomach hurt intensely, and I just wanted to stop but didn't. On the last day I returned. My leg was a lot paler & cooler. It hadn't spread upwards but it had spread around my leg and wasn't completely gone.
My GP said it should be fine to leave it now but I wasn't sure and I'd told her my troubles with Clarithroymicin so she gave me a course of Flucloxacillin for 7 days instead but told me to wait a day or two and see if it get's redder again before taking those. I did wait 2 days but I knew i'd be scared if i didn't take them so I did.
Now I have one day left of Flucloxicillin and...
It has improved, some? You can still see it but it's pale compared to before. The swelling is down a LOT, and it's not always as warm. But my problem is that it's still not totally gone.
Sometimes it will get a lot more red again, and warm. I don't really have any pain anymore unless pressing upon the area near the bite/spot that seemed to start it. (At least I think so, I'm not sure what it is or what bit me.) Especially on a morning it seems a lot redder than before, then it'll get pale again. It's driving me crazy because it's nearly 2 weeks and I don't know how to make that stop.
I also feel confused because it's not moving upwards, and the redness comes in patches, and the swelling hasn't returned. A lot of people talk about the intense pain too but my pain has not been intense. I am just worried that I can't shift it!
a) Is it meant to be totally gone by the time you finish the anti-biotics or is this okay? I am scared of it remaining and getting a stronger hold.
b) Why does it keep getting so red and warm? Is it just how I am sleeping? Or is this a sign of the anti-biotics not able to completely fight it off? I'm so scared because everyone else said 2 weeks should do it...
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