A 46-year-old member asked:
i have cellulitis on leg, that i have had an ulcer now for 6 months, slow to heal, but now oozing yellow clear fluid--cs staph and candida, ?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Yash Khanna answered
56 years experience Family Medicine
Staph and candida ce: Candida infection celllitis in people with normal immune system is not that common.In your case i think staph is the main organism and candida is secondary organism.You need to consult an id specialist and may need IV antibiotic like vancomycine or oral xyvox and anti fungal antoibiotics.
Answered on Jun 29, 2016
Dr. Joseph Eastern answered
43 years experience Dermatology
Stasis?: What you are describing sounds more like stasis dermatitis with secondary bacterial and yeast infection, rather than a primary cellulitis. If you've had it for 6 months, you need an evaluation by a dermatologist.
Answered on Dec 20, 2012
Dr. Michael Miller answered
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 Jun 12, 2018
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