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Can Cellulitis Itch
What is method to reduce pain and itching? My hot tub folliculitis has turned to cellulitis and I am on oral and I.V antibiotics. Thanks
See answer: Would be reluctant to apply any pain relieving cream or anti-itch lotion on an area of cellulitis. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or OTC NSAIDS for pain. If ineffective possibly tylenol (acetaminophen) with codeine or hydrocodone...both narcotics. OTC antihistamines for itch. Benadryl, but may be sedating. (ok at bedtime). Zyrtec (cetirizine) is the strongest less sedating antihistamine. ...Read more
Is it normal for itching and redness to persist after a full course of antibiotics for cellulitis caused by staph?
Possible: It is possible for skin to stay slightly red and itchy as inflammation resolves. That being said, if you haven't noticed much improvement over the course of the treatment, then you may want to be re-evaluated. It is possible that either its not cellulitis or you aren't taking an antibiotic that is effective against your infection. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Potential allergy: Any itching or rash while on an antibiotic or any new drug (even if you have taken it before) could be a sign of an allergy. This could also be a sign of ineffective treatment. You should immediately contact the person who prescribed the medication for further evaluation. ...Read more
I have cellulitis and have been on antibiotic for 2 days and now it has started to itch...what does that mean?
Cellulitis is an infection of the skin that begins locally then starts to spread systemically. It can itch and sting if the
skin is stretched from the edema or swelling. Seek a medical professional for help. You will need to take antibiotics. Also, you may apply a cool compress of an astringent such as witch hazel to help with the stinging. ...Read more
Tick bite continue to itch 4 mos after bite...took doxycillin immed after bite "just in case." No other symptoms, no evid of tick borne illnesses or cellulitis. Piece of tick still under the skin?
Good question.: No risk for tick borne illness here. Is there any type of rash at the wound site? An embedded part of the tick would fester a little under the skin and may become a little red and painful until the skin pushes it out or it's broken down. If you have been washing it over and over or scratching it I'd say eczema, neurodermatitis or scabies it possible without any other rash or lesions. See doc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have pain in my forearm and the surface of my arm is very red. There are no bumps, and it doesn't itch. Doctor thinks it's cellulitis. Help?
Bug bite yesterday 2" wide disappear afterfew hours now local area upper arm red, minor swollen, some itch, v. Warm tendernp put on keflex cellulitis?
Sounds like it: Sounds like cellulitis. Bacteria which cause cellulitis need a portal of entry into the skin, in yourcp case it was likely the bug bite. Keflex is an appropriate drug to treat this. If the redness and swelling don't decrease over the next day or two, consider calling the np again. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many gnat bites on scalp 6 days ago. Itch & draining. Painful swollen nodes back of scalp and neck, esp neck. How to treat? No fever or cellulitis.
? could be infection: Drainage implies infection of your scalp/skin. If it is yellowish discharge then it certainly is infection which will require antibiotics by mouth. Go see your doctor. Itching can be relieved with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) capsules (may make you sleepy). If it is more than a small area (less than one inch) which is draining, you need to see a doctor to help you treat it better. ...Read more
Skin on instep of foot is pink and swollen. No visible rash. DVT in opposite leg. Phenagren, protonix, (pantoprazole) norco. Cellulitis or clot? No pain, some itch
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Cellulitis is severe:
Cellulitis is an infection. If you are healthy, the infection usually will improve once treatment begins. However, if neglected it can be serious and can spread systemically.
Go see hour doctor or other health professional and get an antibiotic for the infection. ...Read more
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