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Cellulitis Knee Infection
I have been taking antibotics for cellulitis in my knee and my boyfriend ends up with a yeast infection?
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
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
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
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
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
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 had a lateral release on my knee 5 months ago, got cellulitis immediately after surgery and now my knee is warm to the touch. Could it be infected?
Yes.: Go back to your surgeon to have it examined. It may not be, but the risk of waiting is not worth it. ...Read more
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
I have cellulitis in my knee. It is now the 6th day, 4 of which I have been on bactrin, and it is now a purplish, redish, grey color and hard. Bad?
I had cellulitis a few weeks ago in my knee. I was prescribed antibiotics, but my knee is still hurting. I also tore my meniscus 12 years ago.?
See a doctor: With continued pain you need to be examined. ...Read more
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 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?
Same symptoms for cellulitis though? That's what was diagnosed but 3 doses of antibiotic hasn't helped (re symptoms of blood clot, shin just below knee)
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
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
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
Edema in leg. Swelling red spots ankle swollen hurting tightening, calf swelling up to knee stings saw dr today nothing was done I'm concerned of celllitis should I goto er? Or can this wait til tmrw?
Go to ER now.: It could be something serious requiring immediate treatment. ...Read more
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
Typically no: As long as the infection is treated you are at very low risk to transmit this to the fetus. ...Read more
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
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?
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?
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?
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?
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