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Dr. David Earle
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What you suppose to do after subcutaneous gluteal cellulitis abscess drainage? On bactrim.What to watch out for of side effects also? Thank you drs.

What you suppose to do after subcutaneous gluteal cellulitis abscess drainage? On bactrim.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

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Cellulitis (Definition)

Cellulitis is a common skin condition that is caused by bacteria. Common symptoms may include fever, a skin sore that appears suddenly and grows quickly, and redness, pain, and tenderness ...Read more


Dr. Katharine Cox
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19 mnth old developed Cellulitis in arm after 18mnth vaccine. Are antibioics safe to use 3 days later? Will this have any negative effects?

19 mnth old developed Cellulitis in arm after 18mnth vaccine. Are antibioics safe to use 3 days later? Will this have any negative effects?

Cellulitis: Antibiotics would be safe to use. Have your doctor confirm whether this is a bad reaction or a secondary infection. Sorry for her troubles but thanks for having her immunized. All the best. ...Read more

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Dr. Nima Moghaddas
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Can there be a deformation after recovering from cellulitis?

Can there be a deformation after recovering from cellulitis?

Depends : On if u r cellulitis is associated with a wound or laceration. .if u have cellulitis without break in the skin, it should heal without any scarring. ...Read more

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Dr. David Hardin
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Is cellulitis after kindergarten shots normal?

Is cellulitis after kindergarten shots normal?

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

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Dr. Michael Miller
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How long does it take cellulitis to heal after you start antibiotics?

How long does it take cellulitis to heal after you start antibiotics?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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I was treated for cellulitis with antibiotic, but after weeks it's still swollen. Is it normal?

See a dermatologist: Is it your leg? It is very common that other conditions are mistaken as cellulitis. Then the antibiotic is no help. Stasis dermatitis and erythromelalgia are 2 examples of conditions presenting as red- swollen skin but are not infections. Also there may be an underlying problem such as lymphedema which leads to cellulitis. Then it is useful to address the underlying condition to prevent another ce. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Brown
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Dr. Martin Tyson
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Cellulitis in fingertip not improving much after 4 days of antibiotics?

Cellulitis in fingertip not improving much after 4 days of antibiotics?

See doc: Can get deeper infection in pulp, called a felon ( not the criminal kind. ...Read more

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Dr. Karen Han
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Should i wear compression stockings after having cellulitis on my leg?

Should i wear compression stockings after having cellulitis on my leg?

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

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Dr. Vasu Brown
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I got diagnosis with cellulitis at the corner of my lips. It flares up routinely after being diagnosis in dec. What antibiotic would be helpful now?

I got diagnosis with cellulitis at the corner of my lips.  It flares up routinely after being diagnosis in dec.  What antibiotic would be helpful now?

Glutamine and Vit B2: It sounds like stomatitis with inflammation rather than cellulitis. Use l-glutamine 2gm twice daily for 2 weeks with riboflavin 100mg three times for 2 weeks to heal mucosa. Do aloe cleanse 3 day of 1 bottle 32 oz aloe followed by 4 day of activated b complex by isotonic do this cycle x 3 to heal mucosa completely. ...Read more

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