Cellulitus and continued burning ??? Is this normal ???

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Hi

Wondering if you could pass on your experience with this damn celulitus, i recently came back from India Goa,with this infection .The GP said was caused through suspected mosquito bites,probably they had been some where dirty before they had bitten me.I was given Flucloxacillin 500mg x 4pd, and zinc bandages to wear on both lower parts of the legs as both were seriously affected.The next day i was in so much pain i went to A&E they advised to not use the bandage, they also upped the dose to 1000mg x 4xpd.Nearly two weeks after i,m still on antibiotics,as i was getting all tingling and burning now above the knee into the thigh,as well as in lower legs.Did you have the burning sensation ? is this normal to what this infection causes ? I really can,t seem to find answers on line or from GP.

The GP did say on my last visit which was Friday that the infection had caused all the blood vessels to burst in my right leg,leaving it quite angry looking and when i stand to long it turns dark reddish purple.

Hope to hear from you soon,

Reguards Tracey

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    Mine took about 15 day to clear up and stop burning...Be patient.... It will get better.
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      Hi Chris,

      Did the burning spread on you as well though ? I only started to have burning in my thighs after about a week,than originally just in the lower legs,and tingling as well , each day since it started it feels more intense

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    I was on antibiotics 45 days when I switched doctors to be finally diagnosed properly. I then was on 10 days, another visit and 7 more days. My foot did not feel right after all those antibiotics, but eventually it did calm down. My bite was between my toes and the swelling never went above my ankle. I think you're infection spreading is severe and should not be taken lightly. I would see a specialist about the veins.

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      Thanks Jane for your reply have seen the GP today and she said the infection had also damaged the nerves.To look at my legs look 90% better apart from the blood vessel been damaged,and the tingling and burning higher up into the legs,she put my mind at rest,so i am going to finish the antibiotics and take ibupofen for the nerve problem and see if that helps me.
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    tracy YOU MUST GET THIS SEEN TO NOW IF I WAS YOU COAT ON AND OFF TO A/E PLEASE I AM NOT A DOCTOR BUT HAD CELLULITUS 3 TIMES YOU DONT MESS WITH IT       ok i had to have introvenus drip for 10 days
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    tracy if you can take your temperture and put a line on leg where the redness is upto just lightly with biro to see if getting worse   again i dont want to scare but left it can cause major probs
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      Thanks for your reply Paul i have seen the GP today,and she said the burning sensation what i am feeling is now  nerve damage, which i totally get and understand now,so it,s put my mind at rest.To look at the major redness has subsided along with the swelling,it has burst the blood vessels in the right leg so that doesn,t look great ATM.

      In the first week i did put a mark on the lower leg and it didn,t spread,but i can get now completely if the nerve is damaged you would feel the burning and tingling ,through out the nerve path. I,m a sportstherapist so i get the anatomy and physiology side of it. Tell me how you got it 3 x though please. I want to avoid this like the plague !!

      Never again !!

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      hi trace hope you went to a/e for check up they are the one you want for proper assesment of condition if your on antibiotics oral it should calm it take it from me if goes above knee    keep checking it PLEASE there are sites to look at for info  hugs pauluk
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      trace sos if i have been going on bit but now read your reply that was moderated???   FEET my main cause athletes and splits in skin  but cant be sure  it has taken 3 mths for skin to heal ugh with compression bandges now in socks  i am like you i want to aviod this so i check feet legs thourghly moisturerise them  but i would get blood check and see if your immune sys is ok    they found i was down iron  b12 now talking about injection for it    i know what you mean by nerves  cause when phone or doorbell went my leg did a frosby   till the sore healed but my meds never told me it was due to nerve damaged so you have cleared that up for me   well have got any damage sore/ulcer if they have it will take time to heal      YOU MUST NOT TAKE YOR EYE OFF THE BALL WITH OR IT WILL BITE AGAIN    a lot get recurring a few times hope your not one them   bad circulation water retetion in legs cause  so trace  hugs   pauluk
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      Hi Paul did go A&E they doubled my antibiotics , i have one day left on them,also had some antibiotic cream which has worked with wonders it,s called Fucidin ( fusidic acid ), oh will definately keep checking it smile i,ll reply to your other post on the from your reply 

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      The moderated reply went through i think they were just checking to see if was postable for some reason,it,s the one about me saying saw the GP and saying about the nerve damage. Came away with another presciption amytriptaline only a small dose of 10 mg which i take at night to settle the nerve complaint.Oh i,ve started to take all my vitamins again Vit C great for the skin,also started to take organic chlorella which is a natural detoxifier, amongst loads of other exellent benefits ,helps support the immune system,check it out.

      I,m getting through loads of moisteriser,and drinking loads of water

      I DON,T WANT ANOTHER EPISODE frown

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      what r u doing to upset mods i am glad you went to a/e there guys   i was in bad way fever delerious   one doc said something about sepis but did not go any further  i am glad to say    all bcause i left it to long  ok trace hugs pauluk
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      hi trace have your legs got open sores/ulcers    mine took a couple of months to get right    do you normally have probs with legs  swelling/water retention  i wear compression socks also take a water tablet ugh  but they stop the swelling     mite b an idea to try a lite pair  but as i have said i am not a doc   also if not had blood check get one trace   also keep feet covered     you had it in both legs phew wernt you lucky   i honestly dont think i would b here if both   one leg was more than it enough  it gives you a good bashing but have come good each time well trace there are plenty of sites with info  oh i had 3/4 times close together so i requested doc to give me antibiotics as stand by   but still didnt get last time it went that fast endded on iv drip again so you can see why i go on    ok trace hugs pauluk

       

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      No open sores been religious with moisturisng and i think the anriseptic cream is helping loads.Both legs i know they ovbviously liked the sweet meat,as someone described it wink. The left foot does swell most times i go away,so a water tablet just before you go on holiday you reckon would stop that ? I wear flight socks and try to get an aisle seat on the plane,but have even had the swelling going on a cruise ,so no flying involved at all there , weird i guess ??

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      hi trace water tabs are taken daily and socks are worn all time but you need them to do tests on legs DOPPLER For proper compression socks i would talk to doc about them and water tabs   if as you say your legs swell     does he/she knowits up to you but i would  it can only help all round but leg test must be done to wear socks regular so the nurses tell me    somtimes i only take half a tab  and if going out NONE so trace as i say upto u sounds to me like you may need them u could measure round calf ankle in morning and then late on in day and see if is swelling  my calf went from 24 to17  but i am a big boy  ok trace pick the bones out of that lot  what bugs me with this is they get you better but dont give any follow up checks well hugs again trace
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      hi again trace but i know your ok   but sepsis can come in many forms  fever nausea/vomitiing   slurred speech  sever muscle pain   short of breath  chills cold clammy mottled skin  these symptons off nhs choice  i know about red line   this is what happens if not treated asp and we need to know about    i know everyone is different i mite be going of on one   but patient beware you only need one docs to miss (sent me home) back in 2days later blissters size of baloons full of water scary so trace hugs again  pauluk
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