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how long is the hospital stay for cellulitis

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Perhaps: That depends on the extent & severity of the infection and what other symptoms the patient has (e.g. High fevers, blood pressure issues, dizziness, et ... Read More
Dr. Adam Nally
39 years experience Family Medicine
Only in severe cases: Small areas of infection can easily be treated as an outpatient or in the clinic. When fever, chills and systemic symptoms occur or the cellulitis co ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Whats 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 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Details matter: Cellulitis where? Cause? Treatment? Most diagnoses of cellulitis are mistakes. When these people are cared for by dermatologists the correct diagnoses ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dorsey
35 years experience Wound care
Depends: If you don't have any opened draining wounds and a fever then it seems ok to go to school.
Dr. Lauren Romeo
18 years experience Wound care
Check with your MD.: You should receive follow up care instructions when you are released from the hospital.
Dr. Michael Miller
35 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
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arold Augustin
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Infection: It is not O.K. Check your temperature and if it is elevated (38 c and up), call your physician or go to the nearest emergency physician. Your cellulit ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
You have a choice: But it is important for your doctor to know your entire history. Speaking for myself, i would not judge you for your past except to reemphasize that ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
You should go: to your closest Emergency Dept for medical evaluation and proper treatment with these symptoms.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
8 years experience Podiatry
Possibly: It would depend where the cellulitis is compared to the crack on your ankle bone. It is possible that the crack or breakdown of bone is a result from ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Infection: This is obviously due to infection of some type, but diagnosing whether due to the bacterial cellulitis becoming systemic or to secondary viral illnes ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Go back to doctor: Asap. Without knowing the actual organism involved i can only tell you that most cases of cellulitis are caused by strep pyogenes or staph aureus. Tw ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Complicated: Need far more info to advise you. If you actually have a fracture your doctors would have detected this and advised you accordingly. Cellulitis can ... Read More
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