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MY HUSBAND FELT DIZZY AND HAD A FEVER. HIS LEG FROM HIS TOES UP TO HIS GROIN WAS VERY INFLAMED. HE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH CELLUTIS. AFTER 4 DAYS AS AN INPATIENT WITH ANTIBIOTIC IVS AND MORPHINE HE WAS RELEASED. A WEEK LATER HIS PAIN AND SWELLING CONTINUED. THE ER GAVE HIM DIFFERENT ANTIBIOTICS AND INSTRUCTED HIM TO SEE A VASCULAR DOCTOR AMD TAKE FLUID PILLS.
THE VASCULAR TOLD HIM HIS CIRCULATION WAS FINE AND HE HAD LYMPHODEMIA. HE WOULD NOT LOOK AT THE ER INSTRUCTIONS AND SAID THERE IS NO CURE, FLUID PILLS WOULD NOT HELP. HE WOULD HAVE TO LIVE WITH IT. HE PRESCRIBED A BOOT TO HELP WITH CIRCULATION. HE STILL HAS PAIN ALTHOUGH THE VASCULAR SAID THIS DOES NOT CAUSE PAIN.
IS THERE ANY INFO OR SUGGESTIONS YOU CAN GIVE. HIS JOB REQUIRES HIM TO BE ON HIS FEET FOR HOURS AT A TIME AND HE IS HAVING MUCH DIFFICULTY.

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Oh my, cellulitis is awful. You need to see a more specialised Doctor. At the Churchill in Oxfordshire they have a dedicated team who give advice to all those with Lymphodema.
There is no cure it is more treatment, such as wearing compression garments, massage, mosturising every day is also important. Going to a massure who  specialises in lymphodema - they can tell you/him which lymph nodes are working and which need more help - such as daily massaging those lymph nodes. The pain -is it more constant aching than harsh sudden pain? The former is more likly with lymphodema. As for standing on his feet for hours, I couldn't and wouldn't do it - I found it makes it worse. He needs to move around more and take breaks with his leg up, above his heart preferably.
But initially he needs to get a referal to a Lymphatic Doctor or nurses such as at Churchill, all major Cancer hospitals have a ward dedicated to after care of cancer sufferers, as many get lymphatic problems.
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