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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Ramirez
21 years experience Family Medicine
Skin colonized: each of us carry bacteria on our skin. when I have patients that have recurrent cellulitis I try to give them mechanisms to cleanse the skin periodic ... Read More
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Cellulitis: Consult a dermatologist to see if you have a skin problem that predisposes you to recurrent cellulitis. See a vascular surgeon to see if you have prob ... Read More
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Because of germs: that are on the skin. About 10% of the population has germs that can cause disease on the skin (staph epidermatis .. the 90%, can't invade staph aureu ... Read More

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Dr. Mary Engrav
30 years experience Emergency Medicine
If : If e cellulitis is over a bone or joint, the doctor needs to be sure that you don't have a bone infection called osteomyelitis. Also ask your doctor ... Read More
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Dr. James Cullington
26 years experience Plastic Surgery
Identifying disease: You must identify the cause of the recurrence the bacterial type and be in the care of a doctor who will consider many options as chronic suppression ... Read More
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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
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Dr. Mary Engrav
30 years experience Emergency Medicine
Please : Please call your doctor. Cellulitis is an infection of the tissues under the skin, although it looks like it is on the skin. Because it is deeper, i ... Read More
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Dr. David Hardin
35 years experience Wound care
Numerous factors: Recovery time fro m cellulitis varies widely due to many factors including how sensitive the bacteria are to the antibiotic. As long as it isn't getti ... Read More
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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
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
40 years experience Pediatrics
Need to get : Treatment with antibiotics before it start spreading . See your doctor tomorrow or go to urgent care clinic.Avoid scratching yourself . It will spread ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Cellulitis: Sorry you have had to go through this. Yes it is common to still have pain after having incision of an infected area. However, it is also common pract ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erma Benitez
39 years experience Dermatology
Recurrent cellulitis: Recurrent cellulitis means a recurrent break in the skin or a nidus of infection. Depending on location of your cellulitis, you might discuss skin car ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Dorsey
35 years experience Wound care
Several days: It takes several days for IV ax's to start working. Five days seem a bit short though. May need longer treatment with IV ax's and ax's per oral. Check ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
13 years experience Urgent Care
Cellulitis: Have you had blood culture? Bugs might be resistant to antibiotics you may have got. Also depends how long you had taken antibiotics.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
MRSA: If the response is slower than expected, one would need to consider MRSA as a potential cause. People with eczema tends to have staph colonization on ... Read More
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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