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need help

Manchester, KY

#1 Jan 22, 2009
my family member has aspot on side of leg above ankle that is real red and swollen a fair amount. The area is warm to touch and feels hot to him. There are no apparent 'bites'. Does anyone have any ideal what this is
time for the dr

Mount Vernon, KY

#2 Jan 22, 2009
you need to go to the dr. it sounds like a spider bite but with no marks it could be staff. better get it checked before it gets in the blood stream
momoftween

London, KY

#3 Jan 22, 2009
It could be anything really. A boil, or a sprain. Is the reddened area raised at all? Like it might have some infection inside? If it does, that sounds like it might be a boil. I would suggest you call the Doctor, some antibiotics would take care of the infection, and soaking the area in hot (not scalding, just as hot as you can stand it) salty water helps draw the infection out.
need to know

Carol Stream, IL

#4 Jan 22, 2009
might be a blood clot you should have it checked soon
NamVet72

United States

#5 Jan 22, 2009
spider bite

been there , done that
Not a doctor

United States

#6 Jan 22, 2009
need help wrote:
my family member has aspot on side of leg above ankle that is real red and swollen a fair amount. The area is warm to touch and feels hot to him. There are no apparent 'bites'. Does anyone have any ideal what this is
Get that checked! Red, swollen, hot suggests infection/inflammation of some sort. Nasty things can happen to spider bites, including losing big hunks of flesh if it is a brown recluse. There is also the potential problem of "flesh eating bacteria". Yes, it could also be a DVT. All of these things are medical disasters. Get it checked and treated.
need help

Manchester, KY

#7 Jan 23, 2009
Thank u all for all ur help! Maybe we can talk him into going to the doc soon!

Any more comments welcome
The Looker

Eaton, OH

#8 Jan 23, 2009
could be something called Cellulitis and I really don't know if I spelled that right....But it sounds like it... and yes by all means get the person to the doctor, because it doesn't get better without drugs and you can lose your leg from it.......
truth

AOL

#9 Jan 23, 2009
need help wrote:
my family member has aspot on side of leg above ankle that is real red and swollen a fair amount. The area is warm to touch and feels hot to him. There are no apparent 'bites'. Does anyone have any ideal what this is
I had a family member (close one) that had a place like that and it was staff. It can kill you if it gets in the blood. You really need to go to the Dr.And ask them to check it for MRSA a staff infection.
HE WILL

London, KY

#10 Jan 23, 2009
need help wrote:
Thank u all for all ur help! Maybe we can talk him into going to the doc soon!
Any more comments welcome
TRUST ME, he will go soon enough if its a spider bite more than likely he has staph with it. HE WILL BE BEGGING YOU IN A FEW DAYS..

when i got a spider bite it itched me too death! everyday it was something new then the flesh started coming out in chunks, the severe pain.

The one thing you are speaking of it being warm i never had that, may be a blood clot i have always heard they carry the heat. LET US KNOW WHAT IT IS, hope its nothing serious.
cool

East Bernstadt, KY

#11 Jan 23, 2009
go to web md
time for the dr

Mount Vernon, KY

#12 Jan 23, 2009
you really ned to go to the dr. my husbands uncle had a red spot like yhat and it turned into flesh eating bacteria they had to cut half of his thigh out he almost lost his leg because he didnt go in time.
rena

United States

#14 Jan 23, 2009
well my dad has a leg like that and we have went to the doc over and over and they dont no what it is .. it done the some thing it got hot and it was red and then it got blue and purple so it's been over 10 or so years and it swells. one leg it make's 2 of mine one leg ...they told him he could lose his leg at one time ....go to the doc its nothing to play with and he sound's like my dad ...
need help

Somerset, KY

#15 Jan 24, 2009
u kno i think my family thought i was crazy 4 even puttin this topix on here but u all have been very helpful. I belirvr it never hurts to ask, right? For real thank u for all your alls info. If and when he finds out what it is i will let u all know. again thanks for advice comments Etc.
brown eyes

Greenbrier, AR

#16 Jan 24, 2009
momoftween wrote:
It could be anything really. A boil, or a sprain. Is the reddened area raised at all? Like it might have some infection inside? If it does, that sounds like it might be a boil. I would suggest you call the Doctor, some antibiotics would take care of the infection, and soaking the area in hot (not scalding, just as hot as you can stand it) salty water helps draw the infection out.
I agree with u nephew got a boil on his left arm.It was red swollen and had little spots on the red like a zit.He got that from being in football and it looked awful.They gave him some antibotics,cream and it finally cleared up.
brown eyes

Greenbrier, AR

#17 Jan 24, 2009
No sorry its sounds like a staph infection.Cause that is what my nephew had.I said a boil above this one.
not a doctor

United States

#18 Jan 30, 2009
tell them to have it checked ASAP
Jane

Traverse City, MI

#19 Feb 12, 2009
rena wrote:
well my dad has a leg like that and we have went to the doc over and over and they dont no what it is .. it done the some thing it got hot and it was red and then it got blue and purple so it's been over 10 or so years and it swells. one leg it make's 2 of mine one leg ...they told him he could lose his leg at one time ....go to the doc its nothing to play with and he sound's like my dad ...
What did they do for your Dad? My son has the same thing and even ended up in hospital to have it drained but it still comes back over and over again. How could they not know what this is?
Sydney

Chenoa, IL

#20 Jul 6, 2012
I got a bug bite from a mosquito and it was itchy so I put vasoline and next morning it was red and swelled but my mom gave me hydrocortisone and than bennidrye so it's gone
TOSHo

Barbourville, KY

#21 Jul 6, 2012
She should have put rubbing alcohol on a corn cobb and rubbed it through your azz!

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