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Question: swollen itchy red feed


 lzarr - Sun Mar 06, 2005 7:40 pm

I have had swollen red feet for the past week or so. They seem to get worse when I lie down or rest. I am 74 years old and have had a bout with kidney failure in 2004 along with a heart attack in 2000.
 Theresa Jones, RN - Mon Mar 07, 2005 10:42 am

User avatar Hi lzarr,
If the swelling improved when you were lying down with your feet elevated I would have first considered your kidney or heart function. Since there seems to be a worsening of your symptoms even with rest, red, swollen, itchy feet may indicate cellultis (a bacterial infection of the skin) that requires antibiotic treatment. I would suggest you call your physician.
Sincerely,
Rntdj

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