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How common is it for cellulitis to spread to distant locations? Treated for facial cellulitis and now I have it on my leg requiring a new antibiotic

How common is it for cellulitis to spread to distant locations? Treated for facial cellulitis and now I have it on my leg requiring a new antibiotic

Not uncommon: Especially if it is invasive bacteria, such as MRSA. If you get too many of them, you should be tested for conditions that predispose you to infection, such as diabetes.

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From a dental view point, what is the best antibiotic for facial cellulitis?

From a dental view point, what is the best antibiotic for facial cellulitis?

Cellulitis Treatment: Several things need to be taken into account when treating a cellulitis. First, the patient's medical conditions. Second, allergies ; other medications. Third, identifying the source of the infection as well as it's location. Fourth, whether or not drainage is possible. Iv or im medication may be given rather than oral medication. Finally, we may culture the site in order to know which one to use.

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Diagnosed with cellulitis on my face. On antibiotics for 48 hours. There is improvement, but still swelling. When will that go away?

Diagnosed with cellulitis on my face. On antibiotics for 48 hours. There is improvement, but still swelling. When will that go away?

3-7 days: How quickly the swelling is gone is dependent not just antibiotics, but also if drainage is established with an incision and drainage procedure, and the extent of the swelling! No I and d and extreme swelling takes muck longer to resolve than moderate swelling with an I and d!

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What is the most effective antibiotic to be taken in case of asmall patch of cellulitis (about 2cm). In face developed after a mosquito bite??

What is the most effective antibiotic to be taken in case of asmall patch of cellulitis (about 2cm). In face developed after a mosquito bite??

Depends: Your doctor will be aware of the type of bacteria and the antibiotics best to use in your community. The bacteria that cause cellulitis are most often strep or staph. In some communities staph is resistant to some antibiotics and this often reflects the choice of medication.

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Swollen red nose the redness extends to cheeks. Dr said facial cellulitis, put me on antibiotics. Could this be caused be Botox injection 3 days ago?

Swollen red nose the redness extends to cheeks. Dr said facial cellulitis, put me on antibiotics. Could this be caused be Botox injection 3 days ago?

Cellulitis: Unlikely, but anything is possible. Hopefully the area injected was cleaned with an alcohol pad first, In the meantime, continue with your antibiotic therapy.

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What antibiotic is used for cellulitis?

What antibiotic is used for cellulitis?

Cellulitis: Uncomplicated cellulitis is most commonly caused by strep bacteria and usually can be treated with any penicillin group of antibiotics. More complicated forms of cellulitis with possible abscess require drainage of an abscess and antibiotics based on culture results.

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What is a good antibiotic for cellulitis following iv?

What is a good antibiotic for cellulitis following iv?

Sensitivites: Hopefully, if you were sick enough to need IV antibiotics, cultures were done to see which specific bacteria caused your cellulitis. If so, then the lab also tests to see which drugs the bacteria is "sensitive" to. These are the best ones to use. These can vary depending on the type of bacteria and where the infection is, if you caught it in hospital or at home, etc. As always, finish all the med!

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How long does it take an antibiotic to work on cellulitis?

How long does it take an antibiotic to work on cellulitis?

7-10 days: Once effective antibiotics are started for cellulitis there is usually improvement in 2-3 days. It may take 7-10 days of treatment for it to completely resolve.

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How long does it take for cellulitis to heal with antibiotics?

How long does it take for cellulitis to heal with antibiotics?

Depends: If cellulitis is bacterial and you have an antibiotic that the bug is sensitive to, there can be dramatic improvement (assuming you are in good health, etc). Might take longer to have a less sensitive bug respond. Lots of variables here, of course, but you get the idea. I hope you get well soon!

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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.

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My cellulitis has started to itch but im on antibiotics does that mean its getting worse?

My cellulitis has started to itch but im on antibiotics does that mean its getting worse?

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.

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I have cellulitis and have been on antibiotic for 2 days and now it has started to itch...what does that mean?

I have cellulitis and have been on antibiotic for 2 days and now it has started to itch...what does that mean?

Healing: The itching means that the infection is healing. If it gets too uncomfortable, try putting a compress soaked with a solution that contains oatmeal and baking soda.

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I had 14 antibiotics shots for cellulitis, 2 weeks ago and I have pain till now at the location of shots. Why?

I had 14 antibiotics shots for cellulitis, 2 weeks ago and I have pain till now at the location of shots. Why?

IM Injections: Intramuscular Injections are painful and require time to have the Muscle heal from them! Pain is different in everybody! Some are more sensitive than others! Some people take two to three weeks to be totally pain free after being submitted to scheduled intramuscular antibiotic injections!

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I have cellulitis and got prescribed antibiotics last night. I started taking them but the pain is worse today than yesterday. Should I be worried?

I have cellulitis and got prescribed antibiotics last night. I started taking them but the pain is worse today than yesterday. Should I be worried?

Call your doctor: You did not mention the site of your infection. If the infection is getting worse, you should notify your doctor immediately. You may need systemic (iv or im) antibiotics.

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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.

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