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Are cellulitis and strep throat related Can one cause the other

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: Strep can cause cellulitis which is an infection of the superficial layers of skin or mucus membranes. Cellulitis does not cause strep.
Dr. John Leander Po
Infectious Disease 18 years experience
Yes in certain cases: Cellulitis does not "cause" strep throat. However, both cellulitis and strep throat can be caused by a bacteria called streptococcus pyogenes (group ... Read More

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrell Latva
Podiatry 42 years experience
STREP A: Strep A causes both strep throat and foot cellulitis. Likely?-I don't know. Possible?-I guess so.
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Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 24 years experience
Immune system: It may be your immune system is not functioning well. This could be due to toxic overload, and diet may be a contributing factor. Try reading 'lean g... Read More
Dr. Sheila Calderon
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Maybe: You need to see a physician for an antibiotic prescription. You may need a culture to find out what it is sensitive to. Bacterial infections usually ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Yes: Cellulitis of adjacent tissue, e.g., peritonsilar cellulitis, does happen occasionally.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes and no: The same germ can cause both, but because you have one, the symptoms of the other problem may be a different germ.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
No: If you have blurred vision in one eye, make an appointment with an ophthalmologist.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Acute HIV infection: HIV-1 infection can occur with unprotected sex or injection drug use. 2 - 4 weeks after an exposure, a patient may develop a flu or mono-like illness ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grieco
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Viruses: There are a variety of viruses that can cause the symptoms you describe along with a prolonged fever. An ear infection with cold symptoms and clear ru... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Often: This and stomach pain are the symptoms most likely to affect food intake.It is important to push fluids until the patient responds to treatment.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Bacteria & fever: Bacteria can spread to other parts of the body and fever can cause many types of pain.

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