A 32-year-old female asked:
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i have a bad abcess on my leg why is the top a big blister now that its draining andbsince its draining will the cellulitis go away.on its own?

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Dr. Marshall Solomon
47 years experience Podiatry
You may need antibio: You may need oral antibiotics. See your doctor.
Answered on Sep 28, 2017
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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 including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria. If you have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong.
Answered on Sep 28, 2017
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