I have primary lymphoedema in my left foot which has been well controlled through compression and daily creaming of the affected area.
Despite showing no signs of any lesion I developed cellulitis which went un-diagnosed for a week or so as I was unaware of what it was. My foot and ankle were very swollen but hands were particularly bad with painful swelling on the back of them and lack of sensitivity in my fingers. I saw the doctor who suggested a week's course of penicillen which started to control the swelling in my foot and hands, but after a few days the skin on my chest and face flared up and sun damaged areas became swollen and tender, and a rash appeared all over my body.
I went back to my doctor who said the penicillen had worked well on the cellulitis but could not comment on why my skin had flared, and prescribed a course of steroid cream on the affected areas.
I am aware that the cream may help with the symptoms but not the cause of this skin flare - does anyone else have a similar experience I could learn from?