i have infected eczema on my feet my right foot has deve...

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i have infected eczema on my feet my right foot has developed cellutis one day i could walk the next i couldnt i have been unable to put any pressure on my foot for nearly 3 weeks

i have had 3 lots of antibiotics and its improving very slowly

i have been in agony with the pain the swelling and the throbbing of the limb which is useless to me and feels like it is not mine apart from when the constant nagging nerve like pain comes i know it is mine

not being able to walk and all that entails in daily life has really plunged me to depths of dispair and the worst thing is the not knowing how long it will take to heal and when i will be able to walk

i would like to share and help if i can anyone out there who has undergone a similar experience i would also like to hear from anyone who has developed celluitus from insect bites as i did last year it was painful and i had it on each leg from bites it was painful but i could walk and still work and one lot of antibiotics cleared it up

i am a chemist technician this may help some people if they need any help on treatment hoping you and i get well soon starsign

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    I am at present having antibiotic treatment for the 4th bout of cellulitis in 5 years. thankfully I know what symptoms to look out for and my doctor prescribes penicillin & a broad based antibiotic immediately. However, it is still very painful, and I have had to have more time off work. I think I get it from inflammed ezcma on my left foot (interesting to note that the majority of peoples sites are on their left leg - co-incidence?)What I'd like to know is - what can I do to avoid getting it again? I am a little overweight - is this a contributary factor? Though the doctors are quick to treat it, shouldn't they be as interested in preventing it? Any suggestions welcome.:?:headhurts:

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    I am in agony with my first bout of cellulitis and hope I never get another one. I too have eczema on my feet and suspect this is the source, though I was using steroid creams to treat my feet when this happened. Although the doctor quickly prescribed the antibiotics, over the counter painkil;lers were never going to control the pain! I would have liked some advice other than put your leg up! Also some idea of when the pills will kick in.

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    Ask the chemist for some "Canesten H" its FANTASTIC!!!!

    I saw a foot specialist after my 4th bout of cellulitis; I too have eczema on my feet and many other places too

    The specialist told me to treat my feet with my steroid cream & moisturiser and lavishly put on the Canesten H whenever I had an itch or cut to my feet

    She told me you could never put too much on of either steroid cream, moisturiser nor canesten as the skin on our feet is so thin it would take many years more than we have in our lives to thin it!!!

    The best thing about canesten H is it stops the itching within minutes...which stops you scratching and getting any cuts so therefore helping to prevent cellulitis and to some point eczema!!!

    I’ve had cellulitis 4 times, twice in each leg but since treating my feet like royalty, applying the canesten H even when my feet are clear of eczema and creaming like mad with moisturiser not only do I have lovely hard-skin free feet, I have not (touch wood) had cellulitis since!!!

    Though do recommend to keep your feet up whenever you can as it does help and I now have two normal looking ankle and trust me at one point I thought I would never get them back!!!

    Hope this may help

    Japonika xxx

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    I had celluitus in my lower leg about 3 months ago. The infection seems to have cleared (pen for 3 weeks) However I am left with a slightly deformed leg...a slight shadow/mark where the infection was..and most worringly pitting edema in my shin. This means if I stick my finger into my shin bone area it leaves a dent. Being the pessimist that I am I am sure I have a heart condition, cancer or something else...please tell me this is normal and what to do next////my GP is useless!

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    It is good that you solved your cellulitis problem. Now you must educate yourself about prevention of recurrence measures and try to rebuild your natural defense system (which is most probably weakened during antibiotics treatment period). Dark skin called also skin necrosis and it is treatable. Also, your other symptoms are connected with your cellulitis experience, it doesn't mean that you have some of life threatening disease. If you are still worried seek for another medical opinion, that won't hurt for sure. Work on your immune system and all will be fine, you ll' see.


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