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What does cellulitis look like when it is healing

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dorsey
Wound care 36 years experience
Simple: If you are not getting better, decreased pain erythema temperature etc, then the cellulitis is not resolving.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Continued symptoms: Continued pus, pain, fever, bright-red color, tenderness are bad.
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
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 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Antibiotics: Antibiotics are used to treat cellulitis or infection of skin tissues. So go see your Family Doc for evaluation & treatment. Check out http://www.... Read More
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Need details: Cellulitis is a serious bacterial infection. Antibiotic is useful. The term is frequently used when poorly-informed DR's notice red, swollen skin. Ecz... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Karelis
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Antibiotics : Cellulitis is an infection that has gotten into the skin. You typically need antibiotics to treat this.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Cellulitis: Facial cellulitis is a bacterial skin infection that occurs on the face. The infection is characterized by swelling, redness, warmth, and pain. Risk f... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Cellulitis: Cellulitis is a bacterial infection that spreads through the skin causing red, tender areas on the skin that enlarge fairly rapidly. The body has sign... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 25 years experience
Antibiotics: Cellulitis is a bacterial infection that involves deeper layers of subcutaneous tissue and can spread quickly, sometimes leading to life-threatening c... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dorsey
Wound care 36 years experience
Yes: Local hygiene soap and water, wound care products, antibiotic ointments, along with either antibiotics you take orally or taken by an IV in your vein ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Depends: Pain and fever should be over. Swelling may take a few days to weeks to subside. Color changes may take months to return to normal. All these things w... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Cellulitis- diabetic: If you are diabetic, having cellulitis is more serious, and you should see your doctor/provider. He/she can determine if the infection is extensive e... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes and no: A sunburn can open the skin barrier to surface germs that can enter the oozing open wound and cause cellulitis or impetigo. Keeping the burn clean and... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Fertel
Vascular Surgery 35 years experience
Antibiotics: depends on which bacteria you are treating

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