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Dr. David Earle
Board Certified, General Surgery
26 years in practice
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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.

Dr. David Earle
Board Certified, General Surgery
26 years in practice
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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.

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
Board Certified, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
40 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Katharine Cox
Board Certified, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
40 years in practice
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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?

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
Board Certified, Podiatry
23 years in practice
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Can there be a deformation after recovering from cellulitis?

Dr. Nima Moghaddas
Board Certified, Podiatry
23 years in practice
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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. Vadim Glukh
Board Certified, Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
18 years in practice
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Can there be some sort of deformation after recovering from cellulitis?

Dr. Vadim Glukh
Board Certified, Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
18 years in practice
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Could scar: scar tissue can form in the areas subject to abscesses and ulcerations - after they are healed. of course, cellulitis leading to an amputation of fingers, toes, feet or their parts - all can lead to deformity. ...Read more

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Dr. David Hardin
Board Certified, Wound care
31 years in practice
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Is cellulitis after kindergarten shots normal?

Dr. David Hardin
Board Certified, Wound care
31 years in practice
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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
Board Certified, Wound care
31 years in practice
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How long does it take cellulitis to heal after you start antibiotics?

Dr. Michael Miller
Board Certified, Wound care
31 years in practice
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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
Board Certified, Dermatology
52 years in practice
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I was treated for cellulitis with antibiotic, but after weeks it's still swollen. Is it normal?

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Board Certified, Dermatology
52 years in practice
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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
Board Certified, Hand Surgery
34 years in practice
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I have taken Bactrim 800 DS twice a day for 10 days for cellulitis. How long after the last dose will this antibiotic stay in my system?

Dr. Steven Brown
Board Certified, Hand Surgery
34 years in practice
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I have taken Bactrim 800 DS twice a day for 10 days for cellulitis. How long after the last dose will this antibiotic stay in my system?

Half life 10 hrs: Level of Bactrim drops by half every 10 hours so approximately 2 to 3 days ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Tyson
Board Certified, Addiction Medicine
22 years in practice
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Cellulitis in fingertip not improving much after 4 days of antibiotics?

Dr. Martin Tyson
Board Certified, Addiction Medicine
22 years in practice
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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
Board Certified, Dermatology
18 years in practice
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Should i wear compression stockings after having cellulitis on my leg?

Dr. Karen Han
Board Certified, Dermatology
18 years in practice
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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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