So I have lymphedema in my leg, had cellulitis, and took 2 weeks antibiotics and now on 8 weeks prophylactic antibiotics.
I also have a fungal nail infection on two toes on the foot of the affected leg. My leg was originally swollen, now my ankle and foot after EVLA surgery, but not toes. I am in a dilemma - do I take fungal meds, which can cause liver damage, or risk a minor surgery that, if done, could cause infection, and if not done, is a risk factor for cellulitis?
My podiatrist suggests I get a compression garment (which I understand is more to prevent swelling, promote fluid movement, and not so much reduce swelling), take any antibiotics to reduce chance of infection and have a nail avulsion. She said the infection only lives on the nail and nowhere else so this will sort that problem out, plus is a very quick treatment. Terbinafine, on the other hand, can cause liver damage.
What do you guys recommend?
Also, can a warm shower aggravate a cellulitis in remission?