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early signs of cellulitis

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rothman
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Redness and swelling: Redness, swelling, edema, increased warmth, fever of the skin.
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Infected/inflammed: Cellulitis is simply an inflammation of the skin ("itis") that can be caused by many factors including infection, or anything that causes inflammati ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends: A form of breast cancer called inflammatory carcinoma can look like cellulitis of the breast. Cellulitis away from the breast is not a sign of breast ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Go to the Doctor: Please sign off of healthtap and go to your family physician today. There is absolutely nothing to be gained by waiting on this problem.
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Get to a doctor: Inflammation, tenderness, swelling. It may be secondary to a superficial skin infection or inflammation of the testis, and urgent evaluation is necess ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
See a dermatologist: You may have something other than "cellulitis". If fact, most diagnoses of "cellulitis" by physicians who are not skin Drs are not correct diagnoses a ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emily Altman
27 years experience Dermatology
Please go to ER: Decrease in pain in a spreading infection is a dangerous sign, as the infection may be affecting the nerves in the skin and soft tissues. Cellulitis a ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adeshola Ezeokoli
19 years experience Internal Medicine
DO NOT STOP: Please take all your antibiotics or else the infection may occur again, and it may be worse than before, due to antibiotic resistance.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Well: Having cellulitis does not mean that you have breast cancer. However, peau d' orange is a breast appearance that can occur with inflammatory breast ca ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
18 years experience Dermatology
Early treatment key: While cellulitis of the breast is not common, it can occur during pregnancy. Because it is an infection early diagnosis and treatment is key. Never ta ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Expected: Lymph nodes are check points that limit spread of infection, will become less painful and shrink in size later when infection is eradicated, keep taki ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robyn Siperstein
16 years experience Dermatology
Any skin opening: Any skin opening from a bug bite to an injury or scratch can allow bacteria to penetrate into the skin and grow which is cellulitis.
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