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When can I go back to work with cellulitis

A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gabriel Goren
A Verified Doctoranswered
60 years experience
Have you: Been seen and treated? If your diagnosis is accurate you need to be treated with antibiotics. If the infection is better, no fever, no lymph nodes in ... Read More
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Dr. Natraj Katta
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
Rest: I would take antibiotics and give some rest till pain and swelling gets a little better.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 44 years experience
What is your Hb with the current test? Have you ever had a CBC done before and if yes, what was the WBC at that time? What is your ethnicity?
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A member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
No: Orbital cellulitis is an emergency situation with infection around and behind the eye which can rapidly destroy the vision and even can invade the bra... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. G Funari
Dr. G Funarianswered
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47 years experience
You : You need to find out the nature of your problem, and if truly cellulitis, get definitive treatment. There are several other possibilities, such as co... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Corinne Kauderer
Wound care 36 years experience
Red,hot,swollen: If you had cellulitis one month ago, unless you reinfect yourself, it should not reappear. Sometimes, if you scratch yourself with dirty nails, or wi... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
7-10 days: Once effective antibiotics are started for cellulitis there is usually improvement in 2-3 days. It may take 7-10 days of treatment for it to complete... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Noga
Medical Oncology 36 years experience
Possibly: Depending on the cause of the cellulitis, it may return to the same area or a different area. Your doctor will concentrate on the cause as well as tre... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Brian Clear
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Better is good: Because ongoing drainage is important after an abscess is opened, the wound is not sutured closed so will take 3 - 6 weeks to heal depending on size, ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Depending on your health status, this could be serious. It you have diabetes it would be prudent to go to the ER of a nearby hospital as you may need ... Read More
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Dr. Darryl Blinski
Plastic Surgery 48 years experience
NonTX Cellulitis!: Seriously! You need treatment ASAP before the cellulitis becomes a very serious life threatening issue...
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