Swollen ankle

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hi i had a few cuts on my leg was treated with 2 lots of antibiotics now my ankle is badly swollen its very sore i still have the cuts any advice please

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    Sounds like possible infection... or allergy to the antibiotic, are you having any other symptoms... did the ankle get injured when you got the cuts ? More to the point how did the cuts happen 😕

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    I have ignored injuries in the past because I was too busy and frightened to see the doctor. I have lived to regret it because the injury did not heal properly. It's good you are seeing your doctor. If the wound keeps opening, it sounds like it might need stitching.

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      Maybe the infection is resistant to the antibiotic you were given. Your doctor will have to try a different one if this is the case. My mum got frequent UTis and was given antibiotics. On one occasion, the urine test showed that the particular bacteria she had was resistant to the antibiotic she was taking. She was given a different medication and the infection cleared up. Ask your doctor to test for antibiotic resistance.

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