Elephantiasis in the leg

One of the leg is swollen. Now there are sores developing in the thigh. Problem in walking and standing .
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Venkat Raghav Bangalore | General Physician
Hello.... General treatment measures include bed rest, elevation of affected limbs and wrapping the limbs in compression bandages. This helps to bring down the swelling. If there are signs of infection, generally the next measure is taking care of the skin on the foot and leg to prevent any infection that may worsen the swelling. The skin should be washed carefully and dried. Nails are clipped and cleaned to avoid injury and inadvertent infection.DEC is prescribed by doctor for cure of disease
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