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I have been taking antibotics for cellulitis in my knee and my boyfriend ends up with a yeast infection?

I have been taking antibotics for cellulitis in my knee and my boyfriend ends up with a yeast infection?

You question is?: You have not asked a question. Where is the site of the yeast infection? Is it mouth, genitals or some other place? He probably got it from you so you should both be treated, ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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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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My husband on occasion will get cellulitus (usually from the knee area down to his foot). The infection starts as a blister and will spread. At one ti?

My husband on occasion will get cellulitus (usually from the knee area down to his foot). The infection starts as a blister and will spread. At one ti?

Treat athlete's foot: Recurrent cellulitis (actually lymphangitis) of the lower leg is usually caused by chronic athlete's foot. Bacteria gets in through the fissures between the toes, and is carried into the leg by lymph channels. So while the infection must be treated with an antibiotic, the athlete's foot needs to be treated too, to prevent future infections. ...Read more

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Right swollen foot that won't go down causing severe pain up leg up to the knee, for about six months now after cellitius skin infection, not pitting?

Right swollen foot that won't go down causing severe pain up leg up to the knee, for about six months now after cellitius skin infection, not pitting?

Non pitting edema: Many things can cause swelling of the extremities; trauma, infections, problems with veins, problems with the lymphatics system, heart issues, kidney disease to name a few. I would recommend evaluation by your physician. Elevation and compression stockings may be helpful to treat the swollen areas. ...Read more

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Had cellulitis over a week ago was treated but skin is still tender on leg. All else good. Is the infection gone? I can't risk getting ill again

Had cellulitis over a week ago was treated but skin is still tender on leg. All else good. Is the infection gone? I can't risk getting ill again

Need to examine: There is insufficient information to provide a meaningful opinion. It would be prudent to consult your doctor who knows your history and could examine you. Two general issues; if you are overweight, try hard to lose weight; if you are diabetic, keep tight control of blood sugar. ...Read more

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A year ago I had a severe tooth abscess. Then a year later I had 2 bouts of cellulitis 3 months apart from eachother in leg. Why the weird infections?

A year ago I had a severe tooth abscess. Then a year later I had 2 bouts of cellulitis 3 months apart from eachother in leg. Why the weird infections?

Not sure: I am not sure, but if the tooth abscess was not properly resolved, the residual pathogens in the bone may have been involved. Typically unresolved infection does not affect or drain to the leg. Mandibular infections do drain to the lymph nodes and breast. There, is however, a commonality of pathogens in the body, potentially affecting both the tooth and a focus in the leg. ...Read more

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I have cellulitis on my knee. It is now the 6th day, 4 of which I have been on bactrin, and it is now a purplish red color and hard. Is that normal?

I have cellulitis on my knee. It is now the 6th day, 4 of which I have been on bactrin, and it is now a purplish red color and hard. Is that normal?

Not necessarily.: It sounds as if it's getting progressively worse. If after 48-72 hours after initiating antibiotic treatment and it's not improving, I would go back to your doctor. The bacteria causing the infection may not be respoding. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have cellulitis on my knee? And does it cause bruising of the leg?

How do I know if I have cellulitis on my knee? And does it cause bruising of the leg?

Spreading red warmth: This is typically associated with an enlarging area of redness, swelling and warmth. Occasionally one may see involvement of the lymph vessels with red streaks going up to the groin and called lymphangitis.
As seen in the picture, some may circle the borders of the redness to monitor the spread into the surrounding normal tissues. ...Read more

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I just got over cellulitis and now my ankle and foot swelled but are not red and don't hurt. The cellulitis was in my leg, from knee to ankle. Help!

I just got over cellulitis and now my ankle and foot swelled but are not red and don't hurt. The cellulitis was in my leg, from knee to ankle. Help!

Compression: Rest, elevate leg and compression hose help with swelling. Make sure you have been evaluated for a blood clot if swelling persists. That is life threatening make sure you have follow up w primary care soon. ...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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Can I get cellulitis from a bee sting and how is it differntiated from the sting itself? It is next to scare from knee replacement very red

Can I get cellulitis from a bee sting and how is it differntiated from the sting itself? It is next to scare from knee replacement very red

Difficult to say: You need to have it evaluated. The negative consequences from an infected total knee replacement are immense. Although it can happen, at times redness from a sting is a local reaction as opposed to cellulitis, but I would not gamble. Be seen to be sure and to get appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Painful swelling of mrs. Rajashree mohanty’s legs from knee joints to feet (both legs) the disease started first with cellulitis of left leg about 6to 7?

Painful swelling of mrs. Rajashree mohanty’s legs from knee joints to feet (both legs) the disease started first with cellulitis of left leg about 6to 7?

Mrs. Mohanty: Needs to see a doctor. There are many reasons why legs can swell. The concern is the fact she has pain. Many people with swollen legs do not complain of pain rather tired legs, a heaviness etc. Due to t he fact there is pain this should be checked out. As you stated the swelling itself appears to have been there a while. ...Read more

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I have cellitus in the leg and my liver enzymes were elevated when they dis the blood test. Is this normal with an infection?

I have cellitus in the leg and my liver enzymes were elevated when they dis the blood test. Is this normal with an infection?

No: Your liver enzymes should not generally be elevated from an infection, unless the infection is because of a hepatitis virus. Also, if you've been receiving antibiotics, some of them can cause liver enzymes abnormalities. Once you are completely treated you should have them retested. If they are still elevated, then further investigation is indicated to find out why. ...Read more

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What is the best way two care for a scraped knee to prevent infection?

What is the best way two care for a scraped knee to prevent infection?

Wash and cover: Wash it gently with soapy water, then cover it, at least until a scab has formed. You can also use antbiotic ointment if you want. ...Read more

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Can a pregnant person with cellulitis pass an infection to an unborn baby?

Can a pregnant person with cellulitis pass an infection to an unborn baby?

Typically no: As long as the infection is treated you are at very low risk to transmit this to the fetus. ...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 won't 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 won't 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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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

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A few days ago I accidentally fell into a muddy puddle. A few hours later, I realized I scraped my knee since I was wearing jeans. Scared of infection?

A few days ago I accidentally fell into a muddy puddle. A few hours later, I realized I scraped my knee since I was wearing jeans. Scared of infection?

Infection: You should know if you have infection. You will see redness, swelling, and perhaps pus. Clean the area and just keep eye on it for infection signs. ...Read more

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I have a cellulitis infection on my calve. They did a culture and put me on amoxicillin 6 days ago, and although the redness has not grown it has also?

I have a cellulitis infection on my calve. They did a culture and put me on amoxicillin 6 days ago, and although the redness has not grown it has also?

QUESTION???: Go back and organize your question. Pain? Pus? Fever? Culture grew exactly what? Most diagnoses of "cellulitis", when not by a dermatologist, are wrong. If you have dermatitis-----there are various kinds----then no antibiotic will help you. What, EXACTLY, is your question? ...Read more

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How to tell if there is infection in my knee?

See details: You will often note major redness, swelling and pain. However, the only symptoms may be pain. If you are concerned see your orthopedist. ...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 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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What to do if I fell and grazed my knee quite bad. Could it be an infection?

If skin on knee: Becomes red, hot, swollen, more painful, has pus or you develop fever - those would be signs that you have an infection on your knee. ...Read more

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How does a four year old get cellulitis and is it like a strep infection if not how is it different?

How does a four year old get cellulitis and is it like a strep infection if not how is it different?

Yes: Cellelitis is an infection of the skin and underlying tissue, basically. It is often caused by the strep bacteria, sometimes by staph. Strep is found everywhere but strep is the bacteria, cellulitis is the name given to the clinical infection. ...Read more

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What over the counter medicines would relieve cellulitis or infections of the like that is not an ointment or cream?

Rx medications: Cellulitis is a medical issue and could lead to serious conditions (i.e. septic shock, necrotizing fasciitis). It is advisable to seek out a physician to help evaluate and treat you. ...Read more

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