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Just got erythema nodosum and i work retail. Will being on my feet 8 hours make it worse or make it last longer? Or is it the same recovery rate no matter what?

By Anonymous September 2, 2011 - 12:59pm
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Hi Anon

Thanks for your post!

Working retail will likely not hinder your recovery but it won't help since bed rest is suggested. Being on your feet 8 hours a day is going to be hard.

But recovery - either way - is usually seen within about 6 weeks, give or take a week or so. Here's a little more on treatment:

Erythema nodosum tend to resolve on their own in about six weeks. They will not cause scarring. Treatment options include the following:

Pain Relief

■Bedrest and elevation of legs
■Wet compresses
■Aspirin or similar nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory
■ Potassium iodide ◦300-600 milligrams per day for up to two months may alleviate the discomfort (but iodides can also cause the problem)

You can read a lot more on our special Erythema Nodosum page here, including causes and articles:

Make sure you get plenty of rest after work!

Have a safe and fast recovery!

September 2, 2011 - 1:22pm
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