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Cellulitis Infection Treatment
I have cellulitis from an abcess is it a good sign the pain isn't as bad even though the infection is still bad i haven't gotten treatment yet?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
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