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Hi 4 years ago had a bad bite which turned into cellulitis on front of shin, on the same leg on thigh had a DVT about 18 months ago and since then my calf has become riddled with veins, some are lumpy and some are in clusters like bruises and have spider veins around the ankle. Lower calf also had reddish ring and feels hot inside but is not hswelling but some pitting where socks have been. Left leg perfectly OK. GP said it was all connected to cellulitis and DVT as the veins become damaged and the blood has to find other ways to go. I am being told that nothing can be done in the NHS despite my leg looking and feeling dreadful, so my question is where do I go to get some treatment. I have read about horse chestnut and other supplements you can take like red vine but as I am on thinners not sure if I could take them. Understand that NHS has far more important things to spend their money on and am happy to pay but don't want to end up worse and having treatment that doesn't work. Any experience of the private sector or these supplements would be helpful.
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