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Cellulitis drain fluid

A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
39 years experience Hand Surgery
No: Cellulitis is an infection of the skin and subcuticular tissues usually resolving with antibiotics and no drainage procedure. If there is drainage thi ... Read More
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Abcess vs cellulitis: Hi NMoss, typically cellulitis does not open and drain. By definition it is a superficial infection of the skin. At times you can have weeping, rednes ... Read More
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No: Incision and drainage are not usually required for cellulitis. If cellulitis causes necrosis of tissue or there is circumferential involvement of a li ... Read More

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Dr. Brian Clear
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Better is good: Because ongoing drainage is important after an abscess is opened, the wound is not sutured closed so will take 3 - 6 weeks to heal depending on size, ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Nerve Recovery: Nerve injuries are classified as follows: a first-degree injury, or neurapraxia, will recover within days after the injury, or it may take up to thre ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: What you describe sounds like normal healing for a drained abscess. Your triple antibiotic treatment was over kill. Clindamycin alone or Bactrim (sul ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marshall Solomon
48 years experience Podiatry
You may need antibio: You may need oral antibiotics. See your doctor.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
See doctor ASAP: My guess is that this isn't from an insect bite, but that part doesn't matter. It isn't possible to judge the best antibiotic except by ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Anthony Sharber
38 years experience Dentistry
See a surgeon: See an oral surgeon for eval immediately cellulitis indicates serious problem that may require immediate treatment
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
19 years experience Infectious Disease
Cellulitis: It sounds like you may have had a furuncle (aka boil or abscess). Now that it has drained, you are left with an abscess pocket. You also may have seco ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
? could be infection: Drainage implies infection of your scalp/skin. If it is yellowish discharge then it certainly is infection which will require antibiotics by mouth. Go ... Read More

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