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what is the difference between dermatitis and cellulitis

A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Blood leakage: Stasis dermatitis is the leakage of blood from incompetent veins into the skin giving it a red brown color. Cellulitis is a skin infection with heat s ... Read More
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Dr. James Isobe
53 years experience Phlebology
Marked difference: Stasis dermatitis means changes about the ankle area due to venous incompetence, and manifested by increased pigmentation, thickened skin and underly ... 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. Richard Horak ii
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Cellulitis: Cipro would be a bit of over kill for cellulitis unless you were a diabetic, etc. Likely Keflex will help.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajesh Rethnam
22 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Big difference: Cellulitis is just infection of skin. Sepsis is if that infection goes to blood and produce chemicals affecting other organs.
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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Sepsis: Cellulitis is infection of the skin. Sepsis is a clinical syndrome defined by having 2 or more of the defining symptoms of fever (or hypothermia), tac ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matheson Harris
15 years experience Ophthalmology
Location: An eyelid abscess is generally on the outside of the eye socket (in front of the orbital septum) and is a concentrated, walled off pocket of infection ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Kwitko
36 years experience Ophthalmology
Eye infection: Orbital cellulitis is an infection of the orbit posterior to the orbital septum. Usually from a sinus infection. It can cause limited eye movement, bu ... Read More
A 2-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
24 years experience Pediatrics
Eye problems : A style would be a painful spot on the eyelids and cellulitis would be a red painful skin of the eyes.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
See below: Cellulitis is an infection of the skin and subcutaneous tissue caused by a small or microscopic break in the skin that allows staphylococcus or strept ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dorsey
35 years experience Wound care
Not much: Cellulitis is caused by multiple different bacteria. Mrsa is the most common bacteria causing cellulitis.
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A 74-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
The best thing : To do is to tap the joint. Negatively birefridegant crystals is diagnostic of gout. Blood tests can be helpful. An elevated Uric acid level would be ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Dorsey
35 years experience Wound care
Yes: an ulcer is a crater, cellulitis generally is without skin breakdown. a ulcer can be infected causing a cellulitis

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