Water retention in leg
He met an accident on 23rd of April but suffered no fracture. A bus had run over both his legs and there were two big open wounds on his right foot and left thigh. His leg started swelling and he was aspirated on 6th of may due to water retention. Now the swelling returned after 4 days even after magnesium salt treatment as prescribed. After two more weeks and two more visit to doctor he was referred to a surgeon. He concluded that there was no water in the leg and gave him Paracef. Now since this Monday night water is continuously coming out of his left wound and that too like fountain and it is completely wetting the bed and his pants and the floor. Please provide a solution.
Doctor Answers (1) on Water retention in leg
Hello.... Sir I understand your situation... I think you should know that any open wonds in our body have a great potential/ possibility of becoming infected if not managed properly..... The infection may have spread to deeper layers of skin,if that's the case then- the affected skin region will have redness, pain, warm to touch. sometimes associated with fever and chills.... Since it is most often due to bacterial infection, antibiotics with good range of coverage against common microbial agents causing this is prescribed and if there is any abscess formation than surgical drainage is done... In certain resistant cases sometimes oral antibiotics is changed to intravenous antibiotics for faster response.... The main goal here is to prevent sepsis in the body... If patient is complaining too much pain than other forms of infection should be ruled out... foot end should be above your heart level, the main idea here is to reduce swelling which is aided by gravity.... Kindly consult a general surgeon for further queries and proper management of this condition....
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