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Can you use bacitracin on minor cellulitis

A female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience in Dermatology
What is "cib"?: How do you know you have cellulitis? Most diagnoses of leg cellulitis are not correct. Stasis dermatitis is much more common. This is a sad but commo ... Read More

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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Depends: If you do not have fever, it is unlikely that you have blood stream infection. The bleeding may be part of the healing process. Granulation tissue may ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jana Tomsky Corvalan
26 years experience in Family Medicine
Gentle wasch ok : Cellulitis in scalp can happen if you scratched some psoriasis leasions and bacgerial infection got in. If you are on antibiotics and lesions are he ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience in Internal Medicine
Possibly: Yes, this may occur. Especially if you are otherwise healthy. Keep an eye on it however, and if the area of redness is spreading, see your M.D.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
The body heals: Bacitracin protects from infection while the body heals in 5-7 days.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience in General Surgery
Either one is: Ok, but main thing is adequate drainage and mechanical cleansing, systemic antibiotics if necessary. Topical ointment is probably of much lesser sign ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes.: Aslong as you are improving, thats what matters. You might need a little longer on the antibiotics,like 10-14 days.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Well - the doctor: who evaluated you was able to get a full hx & to do a physical exam. From the info available - I can only say it could be consistent with cellul ... Read More
A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Cahill
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Watch carefully!: Hopefully this small lump is nothing. You could elevate the leg and try warm compresses on the area. A small hematoma (blood collection) may cause t ... Read More
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