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cellulitis worse at night

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Unger
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Call your doctor: You did not mention the site of your infection. If the infection is getting worse, you should notify your doctor immediately. You may need systemic (i ... Read More
Dr. Robert Dorsey
36 years experience Wound care
Possibly: It generally takes several days for antibiotics to work. Not sure how bad your cellulitis is. Where it is. If the pain is worse then i wld see your do ... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
Not necessarily: It may depend on the source of the infection and treatment utilized.
Dr. Michael Miller
36 years experience Wound care
Many Causes: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender) . It can be caused by many things in ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Quite often - yes: Cellulitis can continue to spread and sometimes there can be disastrous consequences if not treated.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Uma Sundram
22 years experience Pathology
Treat cellulitis: If cellulitis is untreated, especially if it's bacterial cellulitis, it can progress to a condition called necrotizing fasciitis. This is life threate ... Read More
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
A few days: Cellulitis usually needs at least a couple of days to start improving after starting antibiotic treatment, and indeed the symptoms can worsen for a da ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
36 years experience Wound care
No: If you truly have a skin infection the wind won't hurt it however many other causes of skin inflammation may be present some like dry chapped skin cou ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Lucas Wiegand
19 years experience Urology
Potential allergy: Any itching or rash while on an antibiotic or any new drug (even if you have taken it before) could be a sign of an allergy. This could also be a sign ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Worsening infection: Please contact treating physician for a recheck and pain medication.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Tyson
27 years experience Addiction Medicine
See doc: Can try antiinflammatory mess like motrin, Hydrocortisone cream, but need to see doc to see if you need antibiotics.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Infection: Cellulitis is due to infection of skin and tissues under the skin by bacteria. It usually spreads from an infection started with a break in the skin. ... Read More

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