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INFECTIONS, INSECT BITES??

PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 12:05 pm
by john
HI ALL

I OFTEN READ THAT INSECT BITES , & INFECTIONS CAN START THE EDEMA PROCESS GOING............I KEEP THINKING ABOUT MYSELF SINCE MY EDEMA SEEMED TO COME OUT OF NOWHERE AT 67 YEARS OLD..IN BOTH LEGS...
LAST YEAR I DID STUB MY RIGHT BIG TOE WHICH IT DID BECOME INFECTED. A PORTION OF THE TOE NAIL HAD TO BE REMOVED AND EVERYTHING CLEARED.......HOW EVER I KEEP WONDERING IF THIS TYPE OF INFECTION STARTED THE BALL ROLLING TOWARD MY EDEMA PROBLEMS.............IF SO WOULD IT TRAVEL TO BOTH LEGS ?????

THANK YOU........ALL REPLIES WELCOME

JOHN

PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 6:14 pm
by patoco
Hey John

It could well be that it did trigger things. By getting treatment and by doing mangement, it shouldn't travel to the other leg.

Surprisingly there are a number of members of our various groups that got lymphedema this way.

Pat