What is lymphangitis?
A person with lymphangitis has inflammation of the lymph vessels under the skin, usually caused by a bacterial infection. Most cases of lymphangitis respond well to treatment with antibiotics.
What are the symptoms of lymphangitis?
Symptoms of lymphangitis include skin swelling, skin redness, skin warmth, skin pain, and red streaks on the skin. Additional symptoms of lymphangitis include swollen lymph glands and fever.
How does the doctor treat lymphangitis?
Treatment for lymphangitis may include rest, warm compresses, antibiotics, elevation, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain.
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