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Looks Like Cellulitis

My husband (82 yrs. Old) has very very red legs.
It started about a year ago when his feet got very red and has been moving up his legs. Now at his knees.
When his feet were red the doctor told him it was just old age.
His legs are not painful but stiff.
What type of specialist should I take him too?
Does anyone know?
Or, does it sound like something else is going on?
Thanks!
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replied April 21st, 2004
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Cellulitis?
Old age, I have about the same symptoms, they 1st did call it cellulitis, they started giving me a bunch of anti-biotics, they did not help, I also had inflamation and pain I don't think it is old age as I am 52 years young (ha! Ha!) I know I am no spring chicken but my situation started as a fall, then it became swollen, red, shiny the burning was horrible, I went to several dr's., they finally sent me to a Dr. That did an emg(electromyography) nerve test and it showed I had peripheral neuropathy, rsd(reflex sympathetic dystophy) but I also have fibromyalgia which is a lot of the pain situation. You might think of checking out a neurologist or whomever does this test or at least a skin Dr. As you have a right to another opinion as I know this is miserable as I couldn't even put a sheet over my legs. I hope this has helped and the situation gets better, I do hope it is just something minor!
Sincerely,
sandy
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replied April 21st, 2004
Looks Like Cellulitis
Thanks for the information.
Interesting enough, he doesn't have pain, onlyl stiffness.
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