Do I Still Need To Elevate My Leg?

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I got Cellulitis on my foot and the swelling/pain/redness isn't going away, to a degree it has but there is still pain there with a bit of swelling. I have been to the hospital three time with this bout and they keep giving me Flucox and I am taking it BUT there is no inflammation there, my obs are normal and my bloods are normal so the Staph bug is technically dead (for the time being) but I am getting sick and tired of elevating my leg when technically it is meant to only be elevated, so I have been told, to keep the inflammation from getting worse/help heal it etc yet since I technically have no inflammation should I keep it elevated?

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    Hi Lenore

    I don't know the answer but mine is v painful and will be less swollen in the morning then get very swollen until I elevate for about 14 hours. I still have infection despite antibiotics all the time. Does it relieve any of the symptoms you are left with when you elevate?

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