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A male asked about a 42-year-old female:

cellulitis on my leg?can i travel by car with it? what might be the potential risk if i travel with cellulitis on leg but after taking medication?

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Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 16 years experience
No additional risk: Continue to take your medication as prescribed. The only risk of traveling with it is that you will be away from your treating physician if the infection worsens.

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A 20-year-old member asked:

I have celulitus in my leg ans its a deep hole. Is going to be their forever how do I clean it?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Cellulitis & hole: The deep hole is most likely a skin ulcer, which is a different problem from the cellulitis. Cellulitis will respond promptly to an antibiotic. The skin ulcer is usually caused by excessive pressure on the skin, often from inadequate venous flow. These take time (weeks to a couple of months) to heal and require careful dressing changes.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What's the light green watery fluid that comes out of your legs when you have cellulitis?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Eric Lullove
Podiatry 19 years experience
Fluid: Light green fluid is called serous fluid. Anything usually that is not either clear or blood is termed purulent in the literature. On occasion, yellow fluid may indicate collagen degradation. Green fluid indicates infection associated with cellulitis. Sometimes the fluid may change color to dishwater brown.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Can cellulitis look like just red / brown raised spots without my leg being all red?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Possible: Usually cellulitis is a diffuse redness with warmth and pain and some swelling. If it's only few spots of red and brown its unlikely.
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A 67-year-old male asked:

My both legs has cellulitis since 2005. What medicine should I take to cure it? Help me.

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology 28 years experience
Underlying prob's: Chronic cellulitis is usually related to underlying problems involving venous insufficiency (poor circulation), diabetes, or other medical conditions that predispose one to increased infections such as cellulitis. These underlying problems should be looked at to see if improvements can be made. See a specialist to address these issues. Meds only help with acute infection but will keep recurring.

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