I'm hope some of you wonderful grans will be able to help me.
Some months ago my ankles and calves became swollen and my right leg also developed a rash. Many tests were done to check the cause (heart/clot etc and all clear). rash was red, hot and lumpy. Hosp said there was no clot and rash definitely not cellulitis. Second hospital (I was being checked to see if swelling was caused by heart failure) said definitely cellulitis.
GP couldn't decide and gave me an antibiotic for a week.
Anyways, there became a crease at the front of my ankle where the swelling of the top of my foot met the swelling of the bottom of my shin. This crease got a bit red and I was really careful with it to stop the skin breaking.
The swelling has gone down a bit but the skin in the crease has become very dry and skin has built up a little. Think of the shape of a river bed. The centre (the water) is a bit red but not sore. The river banks are dry and a little built up, they feel almost crusty but they're not, it's just dry skin.
I've been using antiseptic Dermol lotion over not legs prescribed by Dr, to keep the skin supple. The rash area feels raised and uneven. But this crease with dry skin is not softening or clearing. The crease is about 3" long. I've also tried a steroid cream that I already had and also argan oil but neither for very long.
I have 3 issues ongoing at the moment and it's getting embarrassing ringing the Clinic about meds/new med not working/what next etc. Especially as on each (telephone) appointment they only deal with one issue.
Has anyone dealt with this, can you tell me how I might get this dry ridge sorted. I'm sorry this post is so long but I've tried to be comprehensive.
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