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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


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

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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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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I think ihave Cellulitis. Can cellulitus come and go on the legforexample my feet will go red everyday then disappear after a few hours?

I think ihave Cellulitis. Can cellulitus come and go on the legforexample my feet will go red everyday  then disappear after a few hours?

It is not cellulitis: You symptoms do not indicate cellulitis. In cellulitis, the redness and swelling will be persistent along with pain and sometimes fever. ...Read more

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Cellulitis on my leg?can I travel by car with it? What might be the potential risk if I travel with cellulitis on leg but after taking medication?

No additional risk: Continue to take your medication as prescribed. The only risk of traveling with it is that you will be away from your treating physician if the infection worsens. ...Read more

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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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Can cellulitis affect the healing of an ankle i fractured 14 days ago.It was only put in a full caste yesterday after 7 days flucloxacillin ?

Can cellulitis affect the healing of an ankle i fractured 14 days ago.It was only put in a full caste yesterday after 7 days  flucloxacillin ?

Not the cellulitis: The cellulitis itself will not delay the healing of your ankle fracture. However, there are many other conditions that will delay healing including diabetes, protein-calorie malnutrition, vitamin d deficiency, etc. The cellulitis will unlikely extend deeper to the fracture site that would lead to an infected nonunion. That would be extremely uncommon. ...Read more

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