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To see what we can do about the swelling in the foot and ankle after cellulitis? What works best to help swelling go away?
OK after resolution: Compression stocking is useful to help reduce edema (swelling) of the legs. However, if you have active cellulitis (infection of the skin), the pressure from compression stocking may cause further inflammation. Instead, during an active infection, i generally recommend leg elevation to reduce swelling. Once the infection is resolved, then you can resume using you're compression stocking. ...Read more
Could having a blood test only two days after a cellulitis flare up cause my liver levels, as well as my alkaline phosphatase to go up?
Can happen: If done properly the occurrence of an infection should be rare. Remember however that cellulitis refers to inflammation and does not have to have an infectious component at all. In your example this is more likely the case from the immune reaction developing to the injected substance. That reaction is mediated by cells and proteins that cause inflammation. ...Read more
Can't answer: It all depends on where the cellulitis was, what caused it, what the cultures grew out, and what your medical history is. For example, sometimes cellulitis grows out the MRSA bacteria which requires a completely different treatment than a usual infection in a healthy person. Also, a cellulitis in the groin may require a different treatment than one in the neck. ...Read more
Can i restart sulfa antibiotic for cellulitis after 72 hr lapse to be sure infection is 100% gone? Took for 5 days b4 & im ok. Wd 5 more day suffice?
Please tell me precautions after treatment for cellulitis at lower leg. I often have swelling at the lower leg ?
Treat swelling: The key to long term success and prevention of future problems is to aggressively treat the leg swelling. Wound centers often use multilayer compression wraps to get swelling controlled and compression stockings to maintain it. You might also be a candidate for a home compression pump or even a venous ablation procedure . Ask your doctor about these treatments. ...Read more
ER doc says my ankle has severe cellulitis- after IV drip of antibiotics I'm sent home with more antibiotics - is very swollen how long I'm better?
Depends: If you don't have any medical conditions that could slow down your recovery, you should start seeing improvement in the next 48 hours or so and complete improvement in about a week or so. You will need to complete your antibiotics course even if you have take them longer than a week. Follow up with your PCP in the next few days to make sure you're improving. ...Read more
Toe has cellulitis after an infection. 3 different oral antibiotics no improvement. I have antibiotics for 2 days, very little if any improvement. Stay in hospital?
Have it evaluated.: Cellulitis of the toe may develop due to another underlying issues such as an ingrown toenail or a deeper bone infection. An MRI may shoe an underlying abscess or a deeper bone infection. Have it evaluated by an infectious disease doctor for proper antibiotic selection, but make sure that it is actually an infection, as other things could mimic an infection such as gout or charcot. ...Read more
Probably not: Most likely represents a reaction to the vaccine. If concerned see your doctor. ...Read more
I had 2 swollen lymph nodes and was diagnosed with cellulitis. After taking antibiotics i gelt better and nodes went down, but not fully cured. Now a month later, they are bigger but more "firm" . I can push down and feel a sensation to my lower back. ive
See MD: It's a little early to consider biopsy but it could come to that later. Not sure what you mean by " sensation" ...Read more
What you suppose to do after subcutaneous gluteal cellulitis abscess drainage? On bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim).What to watch out for of side effects also? Thank you drs.
Wound care: Make sure the wound stays clean and moist, and if it was drained surgically, change the packing at least daily. Watch out for return if the red skin surrounding the area. Watch out for fevers. Make sure to follow up with the doctor that is treating you, or your primary care within a week or so. Sooner if you get worse. Hope this helps! ...Read more
My Dr Gave me Levaquin (levofloxacin) 750MG for Cellulitis. After i took it i've been running a Fever of 101.2 and having muscle and stomach aches. what can i do.
Let your doc know: Your symptoms may be related to your initial infection versus the addition of an antibiotic and its side effects. Keep in mind that the antibiotic may or may not work for your infection. Your best resource remains the prescriber who saw your first and can decide best what to do next. Most offices now have phone coverage after hours due to regulations. ...Read more
I was wondering how would preorbital cellulitis look after taking medicine does it pop like a pimple?
How long until my leg is not tender anymore after a bout of cellulitis? Fine in every other way but still tender when press on it
I had a lateral release on my knee 5 months ago, got cellulitis immediately after surgery and now my knee is warm to the touch. Could it be infected?
Yes.: Go back to your surgeon to have it examined. It may not be, but the risk of waiting is not worth it. ...Read more
Many Causes: 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. ...Read more
Skin infection: Cellulitis is infection and inflammation (redness, tenderness, swelling) of the skin. When antibiotics are used, a bacterial skin infection goes away over a week, if the person is healthy and the bacteria are not resistant to the medication. Slow healing or persistent inflammation means a return visit to the doctor is needed, to see if there is another underlying condition for the infection. ...Read more
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