After erysipelas, the leg swells

Surgeon-phlebologist-lymphologist, surgeon of the first category

Hello! I had erysipelas 3 times in a row. I cured the disease, but I still had a strong swelling of my leg. My surgeon said that you can not do anything, but I heard that swelling can be cured. Prompt, if agents for treatment?

Victoria, Samara, 29 years old

After the recurrence of erysipelasLymphatic edema occurs in 90% of cases. You need to treat it, otherwise the leg will deteriorate afterwards. The effect of treatment depends on many factors, including the timeliness of the initiation of treatment. Therefore, I do not advise you to delay. You need to go to a specialized phlebological clinic. For the treatment of lymphedema, a complex physical therapy-manual lymph drainage massage is used, intermittent pneumocompression and banding with inelastic bandages. After the course of treatment, swelling as much as possible decreases and the doctor chooses you compression knitwear of the 3rd class of compression. You are in it for at least six months.
Further by results.
If you do not have such clinics in the city, or you go toanother city, or bandage the leg with elastic bandages of the week 2 - after picking up a quality jersey of the 2nd class of compression. This will not give rise to swelling, but it is unlikely to significantly reduce it.

Sincerely, Elena Belyanina.

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