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Dr. Michael Miller
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Cellulitis (Definition)

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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Can BV cause cellulitis in the groin area. I've had a swollen lymph node for a year but my gyn ignores it when I ask questions about it. 2nd opinions?

Can BV cause cellulitis in the groin area. I've had a swollen lymph node for a year but my gyn ignores it when I ask questions about it. 2nd opinions?

BV: Will not cause cellulitis in the groin area but if u have a swollen lymph node in the groin area it may or may notnot be significant, please see your gp or an infectious disease doc for an opinion and workup if necessary. ...Read more

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Have one swollen lymph node in groin, right side. 2cm. Been fighting cellulitis in right leg for over a month. Is this normal or should I be worried?

Have one swollen lymph node in groin, right side. 2cm. Been fighting cellulitis in right leg for over a month. Is this normal or should I be worried?

? reactive lymph nod: Most likely do to the infection in your leg, It's not unusual for the lymph node in the area of an infection to become enlarged. Unusual to have a cellulitis for over a month. I'd discuss it with your physician. ...Read more

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I have an abcess above my knee its so painful I can't hardly walk and the pain has spread up my leg toward my groin does this sound like cellulitis?

I have an abcess above my knee its so painful I can't hardly walk and the pain has spread up my leg toward my groin does this sound like cellulitis?

I agree: You need to see a doctor to sse if you have a more serious cellulitis called necrotizing fascitis. You may need surgery for the cellulitis abscess plus to rule out necrotizing fascitis. See a docto now for you will need probably IV anibiotics and surgery to drain the abscess. ...Read more

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Grandson has red patch on thigh at groin. No bites, no scrapes, no bruise. Warm and very tender. Could it be cellulitis?

Grandson has red patch on thigh at groin. No bites, no scrapes, no bruise. Warm and very tender. Could it be cellulitis?

Possible: Warm and very tender without itching could be a skin infection (cellulitis). Try some cool soaks and give a dose of loratidine or certrizine, if no resolution, take him to be evaluated. Tanks for using Healthtap. :) ...Read more

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I have swollen glands in my groin, both sides. They seem mobile and soft. I had cellulitis in one leg 1 month ago. I have flea bites in both legs.

I have swollen glands in my groin, both sides. They seem mobile and soft. I had cellulitis in one leg 1 month ago. I have flea bites in both legs.

Lymph glands: Glands in the groin are used to help infections in the legs/feet. They may also get infected. If it persists, see your doctor ...Read more

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I've got a cellulitis in my pelvis and hip detected by MRI scan possible aerhritis what is meant to do?

I've got a cellulitis in my pelvis and hip detected by MRI scan possible aerhritis what is meant to do?

Possible infection a: Possible infection and possible arthritis. Medical evaluation essential asap for the former; rheumatologic evaluation, for the latter. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a tattoo on the arm if I've had cellulitus in the groin twice. I have 2 tattoos before with no problems. The place is very sterile?

Is it safe to get a tattoo on the arm if I've had cellulitus in the groin twice. I have 2 tattoos before with no problems. The place is very sterile?

Safe, but: Tattoos likely safe from the standpoint of cellulitis, but you can be at risk for getting hepatitis or worse depending on the sterility of the parlor's equipment and your own hygeine. ...Read more

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Should I clean cellulitis area with alcohol pads? What kind of soap do I use when washing it?

Should I clean cellulitis area with alcohol pads? What kind of soap do I use when washing it?

Just soap and water: The best way to clean the area is a mild soap like Dove or Ivory and water. Alcohol may dry the skin. ...Read more

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Visible symptoms of cellulitis almost resolved however still have hard lump in the middle of the affected area....2days IV meds left should I worry?

Visible symptoms of cellulitis almost resolved however still have hard lump in the middle of the affected area....2days IV meds left should I worry?

Not necessarily: It is nl to have some induration that lingers behind the healing of the inflammatory process. If concerned f/u with your doctor. ...Read more

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I am a 54-year-old woman who had cellulitis in my lower leg 1 year ago. All healed but I still get a tingling/sensations in the area, is this normal?

I am a 54-year-old woman who had cellulitis in my lower leg 1 year ago. All healed but I still get a tingling/sensations in the area, is this normal?

Cellulitis: As you healed from cellulitis you formed scar tissue. It is very common for scar to feel a tingling sensation especially as the weather changes. Best of luck. If you see any redness or swelling see your doctor. ...Read more

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Painful tender area of skin. Was a bit red yesterday. Dr said cellulitis. Red disappeared. Still pain tender which spread. Could this be something else?

Possibly: But doubt it. will probably take several days for the pain to resolve. Continue your antibiotics. if concerned see your doctor. ...Read more

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My sister was just treated with cellulitis on her left foot. And now the skin around that area is getting off.

My sister was just treated with cellulitis on her left foot. And now the skin around that area is getting off.

Skin loss: If there is some light peeling- that can happen. However, if she is losing large amounts of tissue — that needs evaluation asap. Take care. ...Read more

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How many times in 24 hours can I use hibcleanse solution on the mons pubic area for cellulitis. Currently taking 500mg antibiotics 4 times daily?

How many times in 24 hours can I use hibcleanse solution on the mons pubic area for cellulitis. Currently taking 500mg antibiotics 4 times daily?

Waste of time: Cellulitis is when the soft tissues get inflammed (red, hot, swollen and tender) due to bacteria or another cause such as sunburn, trauma, etc. If your skin is not open, then using good soap and water to the area will work as well as hibiclens. If open, then the hibiclens is actually slowing down the healing. Traumatizing the area > 1x/day in the attempt to "clean" it is only causing more trauma. ...Read more

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62 year old female. Reddened shins with some pin-point dark red spots. No swelling. Onset in one afternoon. History of cellulitis to the same area.

Rule out cellulitis: With your history of prior cellulits in the same area it is possible that this is recurring. Please seek the attention of your doctor promptly to rule out a return of the cellulitis. ...Read more

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I had cellulitis on my back over labor day (starting sept. 1st), it cleared up and then appeared the next week on my side. Today, the red, bumpy, raised, hot and somewhat hard rash appeard on my abdamon. This is the third seperate area and three weeks.

I had cellulitis on my back over labor day (starting sept. 1st), it cleared up and then appeared the next week on my side.  Today, the red, bumpy, raised, hot and somewhat hard rash appeard on my abdamon.  This is the third seperate area and three weeks.

Wrong diagnosis: 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 allergies. It need not be caused by bacteria. What you describe sounds more like a contact allergy as infections do not resolve and recur like that, allergic rashes do. Get a new opinion. ...Read more

Groin (Definition)

The region or crease between ...Read more