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Doctor insights on: Skin Infection (Cellulitis)

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Dr. Donald Sudy
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Skin Resurfacing (Definition)

As skin ages it goes through various changes that makes it look older. Skin resurfacing is a technique (usual with a laser) that removes the top layers of skin. That stimulates the skin to produce younger looking, healthier skin. The key is to go to a qualified cosmetic surgeon to be sure that the treatment is right for you and to be sure that ...Read more


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Right swollen foot that won't go down causing severe pain up leg up to the knee, for about six months now after cellitius skin infection, not pitting?

Right swollen foot that won't go down causing severe pain up leg up to the knee, for about six months now after cellitius skin infection, not pitting?

Non pitting edema: Many things can cause swelling of the extremities; trauma, infections, problems with veins, problems with the lymphatics system, heart issues, kidney disease to name a few. I would recommend evaluation by your physician. Elevation and compression stockings may be helpful to treat the swollen areas. ...Read more

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan Dr. Dohan
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Skin infection (cellulitis) (Tip)

Most diagnoses of "cellulitis" are wrong. Stasis dermatitis is often missdiagnosed this way. ...See more

Dr. Benjamin Lerner Dr. Lerner
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Treating Cellulitis (Checklist)

Keep the wound clean
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See your doctor for antibiotics
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Assess your environment for causes
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Wash your hands regularly
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I am just curious if skin rash and cellulitis are the same infection?

I am just curious if skin rash and cellulitis are the same infection?

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, vein disease and trauma all of which have different treatments. Depending on where it occurs and what is the cause, changes the treatment. If you keep having recurrences, the treatments are wrong, seek another opinion. A rash usually involves skin. ...Read more

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Had cellulitis over a week ago was treated but skin is still tender on leg. All else good. Is the infection gone? I can't risk getting ill again

Had cellulitis over a week ago was treated but skin is still tender on leg. All else good. Is the infection gone? I can't risk getting ill again

Need to examine: There is insufficient information to provide a meaningful opinion. It would be prudent to consult your doctor who knows your history and could examine you. Two general issues; if you are overweight, try hard to lose weight; if you are diabetic, keep tight control of blood sugar. ...Read more

Dr. Maria Ana Valencia Dr. Valencia
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Skin infection (cellulitis) (Tip)

Always moisturize your skin after taking a bath/shower. ...See more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Treating Eye Infections (Checklist)

Throw away any used contact lenses
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Do not occlude or cover your eyes
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If you have pink eye, wash face towels separately with hot water
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Just finished keflex for cellulitis infection and responded well. Skin no longer hot or red but still a little swollen. Been 11 days, should I worry?

Just finished keflex for cellulitis infection and responded well. Skin no longer hot or red but still a little swollen.  Been 11 days, should I worry?

Not necessarily: It take some time for antibiotics to work and the inflammatory reaction to subside. If concerned see the doctor who gave you the antibiotics. ...Read more

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Dr. Cory Annis Dr. Annis
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Skin infection (cellulitis) (Tip)

Do: after shower, stay wet, step onto mat, put 3-4 drops baby oil in palm then rub all over. Pat dry. ...See more

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Treating a Kidney Infection (Checklist)

Call your doctor if you have a fever or back pain
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Begin your antibiotic immediately and complete the entire course
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Drink plenty of fluids to stay well hydrated and to help flush the infection
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Get plenty of rest and sleep to help your body fight the infection
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How do I know if my skin infection is healing?

How do I know if my skin infection is healing?

Thanks for asking!: The pain, the redness, the swelling, the warmth around it should all be improving. ...Read more

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What are signs I got skin infection from my makeup?

What are signs I got skin infection from my makeup?

Pus: Clogged hair follicles with acne like pus pimples would be sign of skin infection. Stop and discard makeup and see doctor fortress, ENT with topical or oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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Skin infection (cellulitis) (Tip)

If you are healthy, 64-80 oz water/day is recommended. If kidney or heart problems, consult your MD. ...See more

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Treating Clostridium Difficile Infection (Checklist)

Minimize use of broad spectrum antibiotics, as clostridium difficile infection is a common complication
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Stay out of hospitals as much as possible
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Use probiotics to outcompete the clostridium difficile bacteria
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Good day i have this skin infection it starts as a little flee bite and then itches like crazy and then it starts to grow and grow?

Good day i have this skin infection it starts as a little flee bite and then itches like crazy and then it starts to grow and grow?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. Is it still growing? Could it have been a tick bite, if so, you should be tested for Lyme disease.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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If I have a MRSA skin infection, should I be tested to see if I am a carrier? Also, suggestions on cleaners to wash house down now that I know I have

Check out CDC: 1st the CDC (center for disease control) has a GREAT website resource for you. Look up CDC MRSA. You could be considered infectious. Soap on your body may reduce MRSA, you may use alcohol to spot kill MRSA on your body. Bleach will kill MRSA on floors etc. Hot water and soap should reduce or neutralize most MRSA on laundry. MRSA now occurs in our environment- no way to "remove" it. Be well. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Lewis Dr. Lewis
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Treating a Bladder Infection (Checklist)

Ask your doctor about taking an antibiotic
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Drink plenty of fluids to help dilute the urine and flush the bladder
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Avoid irritating fluids and food, such as caffeine, citrus, alcohol, and spicy foods
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Take an over-the-counter urinary analgesic for pain and to soothe the bladder
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How to cure skin infection as most of the time i used to rub the whole skin.Kindly suggest me?

If it is an: Infection, it could be fungal, viral, or bacterial. If it is inflammation, it could be allergic or irritation. Treatment really depends on maing correct diagnosis, so go see a skin doctor, dermatologist. ...Read more

Dr. Thomman Kuruvilla
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Fungal Nail Infection (Definition)

Fungus is an organism that thrives in a dark, damp environment and can be found on the skin or nails. As we age, we are more prone to developing fungus in our nails. Also diabetics are very commonly seen with fungal nails. There is usually thickness, yellowish discoloration, and the presence of dead tissue under the nail when a person has ...Read more


Dr. Gary Sandler
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E Coli Infection (Definition)

E. Coli (escherichia coli) is one of several types of bacteria that normally inhabit the intestine of humans and animals (commensal organism). Some strains of e. Coli are capable of causing disease under certain conditions when the immune system is compromised or disease may result ...Read more