2 years

Edema/Cellulitis- how to reduce swollen and red pain leg

My mom in 60s have an edema/cellulitis, what medicine that good to reduce the swollen leg? She doesn’t have any disease but when she have a fever, her edema came back, and her leg will swollen, red and in pain.

Dr Ramzdhan,

2 years

Hello and thank you for using our services.

We understand that your mother is experiencing swelling in her leg and we will try to assist you with this matter.

For your information, cellulitis is caused by a bacterial infection on the skin which can lead to swelling, red and warm at the site of infection. It usually occurs at the skin of the lower leg. While edema of of the leg can be caused certain conditions such as:

  • Sitting for too long
  • Consuming too much salty food
  • Side effect of high blood pressure medication
  • Diabetes medication

It can be also caused by serious conditions such as:

  • Congestive heart failure
  • Cirrhosis
  • Kidney damage
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Obstruction of the lymphatic system

Therefore, your mother is advised to speak with our doctor via teleconsultation to get an assessment and further advise on this condition.

I hope we are able to assist you with this explanation. If you have any more enquiries feel free to ask us. Thank you.

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