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Can Bursitis Cause An Infection
Sometimes: Bursitis is inflammation in a fluid filled sac that typically sits between bone and muscle to reduce friction. We have bursae in our shoulders, elbows, knees and hips. If the bursa gets irritated it can become inflammed and fill with fluid. That is bursitis. Occasionally (but not often), a bursa can get infected. This is most common in the elbow and knee. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Deep purple/red elbow following septic bursitis. Has been 6 weeks since infection gone & color still there. Only slight swelling. How long to clear?
Infected elbow bursitis/cellulitus 4 weeks ago. 2 weeks of IV & antibio killed infection. Elbow still purple/red & slightly swollen. How long to heal?
Recurrent infection: Although antibiotics may have "Killed" infection, often time resistant organisms may develope and worsening redness and swelling may be an indication. If no infection is present, then RICE therapy with ace compression, ice and elevation (decreased activity with sling may improve). OTC anti-inflammatory agents may reduce erythema (redness) and swelling. Worsening pain, swelling may be warning sign. ...Read more
Steroid injection, hip for bursitis. 12 hours later could barely walk. 32 hrs later, swelling at site & pain. Infection? What to look for? Pa said ice
Infection?: This is often manifested by pain, fever, swelling, redness and there may be chills, generalized malaise. In this situation if you are not substantially improved within another few hours you should be seen by a physician and not a pa. If this is infected it could become very very serious quickly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack given for bursitis and low back pain. i have very slight vaginal yeast infection, just barely, off n on. can i go ahead w the medrol (methylprednisolone)?
Immune status?: If you are on immune suppressive therapy after your transplant, any significant infection can cause serious complications. I would encourage you to speak with your transplant team, even if it has been some time since the transplant, or an infectious disease doctor, both of which can give good advise about your current immune status and risks from specific infections. Remember to get your flu shot! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Irritation: A bursa is a normal part of the body over a prominence. We have them over the back of the elbow, front of the knee cap, on the top of the shoulder, and the outside of the hip (to name a few). They also the skin to move freely over the underlying bone and soft tissues. Normally thin, they become thick and painful with irritation. ...Read more
Irritation : There are bursa all over your body. They are potential sacks of fluid like deflated deflated balloons. They can fill up with fluid after an injury or in response to irritation. They are found over bony prominence like the knee or the elbow. They can be found deep like in the shoulder wear a tendon rubs over a bone. They can become chronically inflamed or even infected. ...Read more
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