You learn something new every day. I have had lymphoedema for four and a half years, with remarkably little trouble, so discovering I have cellulitis was a bit of a shock. The good news is that my immune system is working well and the redness and swelling had abated dramatically even before I got to my GP. But antibiotics essential. Bad news is that once encountered it may recur, but at least I now know the warning signs (felt freezing cold!) and that you don't need a cut or scrape to start it! Apparently manicures are not unknown and unwitting agents of the microscopic bug that can do it. So take care about trimming or otherwise treating cuticles, even if your salon like mine is pretty good on hygiene. I think I'll stick to my hot wax pedicures - highly recommended for neuropathied feet! - for a while.
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