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why do I keep getting cellulitis infection

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
A break in the skin : Cellulitis is a superficial infection of the skin and subcutaneous tissue. It is usually the result of a break in the skin that can be microscopic. ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
What's the cause?: Cellulitis is an inflammation (red, hot swollen and tender) of the skin and soft tissues. It can be cause by many things such as bacteria, sunburn, v ... Read More

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chevies Newman
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Cellelitis is an infection of the skin and underlying tissue, basically. It is often caused by the strep bacteria, sometimes by staph. Strep is foun ... Read More
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Dr. Martin Tyson
26 years experience Addiction Medicine
Many ways: Cellulitis means skin infection. Many different bacteria can be the cause, but staph and strep are big ones. Any wound to skin can cause it, and eve ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Pillay
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Antibiotics, nsaids: I would use a combination of Antibiotic, anti-inflammatory and antihistamine. Sometimes an abscess may develop which will require drainage and dressin ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
30 years experience General Surgery
Still Infected: If you still have green purulent drainage, then the infection has not cleared. You need to return to your doctor for re-evaluation.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to predict: Her history of febrile seizures would have no relationship to whether or not she has a significant problem. Incubation period is 10-21 days with avera ... 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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Bressack
42 years experience Dermatology
No they are not.: Cellulitis is a potentially serious infection of the skin that can be caused by several different bacteria, including staph aureus. Mrsa is a type of ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
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
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
It could be: Cellulitis can be caused by a number of different bacteria. Usually streptococcus or staphylococcus is involved but other bacteria are often the culp ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Durgin
19 years experience General Surgery
Cellulitis: Cellulitis is a skin infection caused by bacteria entering a small break skin. Cellulitis can happen to anyone despite the best hygiene and it's not t ... Read More
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