Causes Of Fever And Swollen Feet In The Elderly?

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I want to ask again, my grandmother was previously hospitalized because of dysentery for 5 days, after returning home it was better to get better then a few days later the chapter continued but it wasn’t as bad as before, then checked by the doctor, he was given a prescription, he recovered, then he couldn’t defecate for a few days , but thank God I couldn’t make it in the morning after being given the medicine, but my grandmother had a fever and her legs were swollen?

1 Answer:

Hi Ayudiatha,

Thanks for the question. Fever accompanied by swollen feet can be caused by:

erysipelas, which is a bacterial infection on the surface of the skin cellulitis, which is a bacterial infection of the soft tissue under the skin. But these two complaints can also stand alone and are not related to one another. Fever itself is generally caused by an infection in the body. Usually sufferers will also experience other symptoms such as cough, sore throat, diarrhea, constipation, nausea, vomiting, headache, sore throat, decreased appetite, and others. Some diseases that cause fever such as flu, sinusitis, ear infections, pneumonia, tuberculosis, dengue fever, typhoid, and so on. On the other hand, swollen legs, apart from the causes mentioned above, can also be caused by heart problems, kidney disorders, liver disorders, blockages in the veins/deep vein thrombosis, venous valve disorders/venous insufficiency, side effects of drugs. , and injuries.

You should advise your grandmother to go back to the doctor so that the doctor can explore more about your grandmother's complaints and then examine your grandmother. The doctor will also perform additional examinations such as blood tests, ultrasound, CT scans, and others to find the cause. From the results of this examination, the doctor will determine the next treatment. In the meantime, advise your grandmother to elevate the swollen leg higher when sitting or sleeping to improve blood circulation. Avoid standing up too much, move your ankles to help improve blood flow, and limit your daily salt intake.

Hope this information is useful.

Dr. Aloisia

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