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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Infection (Definition)

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


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Treatment for cellulitis Extreme infection ?

Treatment  for cellulitis
Extreme infection ?

Need details: Cellulitis is a serious bacterial infection. Antibiotic is useful. The term is frequently used when poorly-informed DR's notice red, swollen skin. Eczema, stasis dermatitis, contact dermatitis are much more common than cellulitis and require very different therapy. If it is itchy rather than painful, if there is no fever, if there is clear discharge instead of pus, bet on something other than cell ...Read more

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I have had celluiitis i.V therapy for approximaly two weeks now. How long should it take for the infection to clear up ?

I have had celluiitis i.V therapy for approximaly two weeks now. How long should it take for the infection to clear up ?

Check with your doct: Usually 10 to 14 days of antibiotics should clear the infection if the choice of antibiotics is based on culture, but if there is not complete resolution of the cellulitis than you may need different antibiotic or combination antibiotics or longer course depending on the status and location of cellulitis so check with your doctor or id specialist. ...Read more

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What is treatment for facial cellulitis i?

What is treatment for facial cellulitis i?

Cellulitis: Facial cellulitis is a bacterial skin infection that occurs on the face. The infection is characterized by swelling, redness, warmth, and pain. Risk factors for the condition include problems in the lymphatic system, upper respiratory infections, and infections of the teeth or middle ear. Treatment is with oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with cellulitis could I have prevented this infection?

I was diagnosed with cellulitis could I have prevented this infection?

Cellulitis: Cellulitis is a skin infection caused by bacteria entering a small break skin. Cellulitis can happen to anyone despite the best hygiene and it's not to discriminate for socioeconomic class. In short, there may have been nothing you could've done to prevent the infection. ...Read more

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I am just curious if skin rash and cellulitis are the same infection?

I am just curious if skin rash and cellulitis are the same infection?

What's the cause?: 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. A rash usually involves skin. ...Read more

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What is a good antibiotic for cellulitis following the i. V. Antibiotic treatment?

What is a good antibiotic for cellulitis following the i. V. Antibiotic treatment?

It depends: There are bacteria that are resistant to certain antibiotics and are not effective. Your doctor needs to consider what antibiotics have been used in the past , possibly culture the infection to see what antibiotics will work now if needed. ...Read more

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I have cellulitis infection on tip of left buttocks. I have been on meds for 2 days now and it wont stop bleeding. How serious is this?

I have cellulitis infection on tip of left buttocks. I have been on meds for 2 days now and it wont stop bleeding. How serious is this?

Follow up with your : For a thorough exam and assessment. Compression on the wound should stop bleeding.Otherwise go to an urgent care asap. If it was continuously bleeding from the time you've typed in the question up to the time i'm answering it, i wonder if u r still breathing (joke!). Finish your antibiotics. Enjoy life! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/tc/cellulitis-topic-overview. ...Read more

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I have cellulitis on my elbow and I have antibiotics for it is there any way I can help my body fight infection? P.S hasn't been 48hrs since 1st pill

I have cellulitis on my elbow and I have antibiotics for it is there any way I can help my body fight infection? P.S hasn't been 48hrs since 1st pill

Cellulitis : Best thing you can do is take all the antibiotic as directed. Keep area clean. If not improving after a few days follow up with your doctor. Take care! ...Read more

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Can i restart sulfa antibiotic for cellulitis after 72 hr lapse to be sure infection is 100% gone? Took for 5 days b4 & im ok. Wd 5 more day suffice?

Can i restart sulfa antibiotic for cellulitis after 72 hr lapse to be sure infection is 100% gone? Took for 5 days b4 & im ok. Wd 5 more day suffice?

Depends entirely: Upon location and severity of infection, and the sensitivity of the bacteria to the particular antibiotic. It would be impossible to tell in forum such as this. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Miller
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Cellulitis (Definition)

Cellulitis is an infection of the skin characterized by erythema (red), Edema(swelling), warmth, and tenderness. It usually spreads with visually indistinct borders that involve the ...Read more