I am a bit perplexed as to how to get my early onset cellulitis treated before it gets any worse. My left foot and ankle is very pink and I think something has got in below the surface of the skin from shaving my lower legs in the bath on Thursday but has taken until today to develop.
The last time I had this condition I had suffered with it about 4 days before getting any treatment and in that time it had me crippled. I remember also having intravenous antibiotics for about 10 days and then a further week of antibiotics orally. At that point in time my left foot and ankle had gone very blue from being a deep shade of pink. My foot also has to have lots of hydromol as I was advised not the let the foot dry out.
This time my left foot and ankle is very pink and just started to stiffen up today. I would also class today as the first day as my foot was alright yesterday. It is also Christmas next week so its a really awkward time as most gp surgeries are closed until the New Year.
I have given my feet a soak with sea salt and after having dabbed them dry applied Savlon to the entire area which may or may not have done it any good. All I am aware of is not wanting it to get any worse as this is Christmas and getting any treatment could be a problem.
What would you do?