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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Tyson
27 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes: Not a bad idea-- will help with some swelling. Just prop up on a pillow or 2.
Dr. Robert Dorsey
36 years experience Wound care
No: Not necessary. Obtain some tubigrip compression socks to use during the day and night to help with the swelling edema associated with the cellulitis.
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Dr. Michael Miller
36 years experience Wound care
What's the cause ?: 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

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
39 years experience Hand Surgery
Redness: Cellulitis is a skin and subcutaneous tissue infection. This results in erythema (redness), tenderness, heat in the tissues. Fever and lymphangitic st ... Read More
Dr. Payam Rafat
22 years experience Podiatry
Itis... Inflamation: Cellulitis results in inflammation or infection of the soft tissue resulting in redness, swelling, and possible pain.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Spreading red warmth: This is typically associated with an enlarging area of redness, swelling and warmth. Occasionally one may see involvement of the lymph vessels with re ... Read More
Dr. Martin Tyson
27 years experience Addiction Medicine
Red, warm, tender: If its red, warm, tender to touch, likely cellulitis. Sometimes deeper tissue injury/infection can cause a bruise appearance also, and sometimes a bru ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
Skin infection: Cellulitis is an infection of the skin manifest by redness, pain and swelling spreading in the skin. It is most commonly found on the lower extremity ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
18 years experience LASIK Surgery
Cellulitis: Cellulitis = inflammation of the skin often due to bacterial infection.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
18 years experience Family Medicine
A skin infection: A skin infection.
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
31 years experience General Surgery
Inflammation: Cellulitis is redness and inflammation of the skin. Often associated with infection. May need treated with antibiotics. See your doctor.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Skin infection: Cellulitis is infection and inflammation (redness, tenderness, swelling) of the skin. When antibiotics are used, a bacterial skin infection goes away ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Corinne Kauderer
36 years experience Wound care
Cellulitis is severe: Cellulitis is an infection. If you are healthy, the infection usually will improve once treatment begins. However, if neglected it can be serious and ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
Bacteria: Infection inside the skin with swelling and heat which requires oral antibiotics for 10 days. Recurrences are possible .Treat any athletes foot infect ... Read More
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