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Should a person with lupus get a piercing? Also, if they do, decide to get a peircing, would cellulitis be a common reaction?

Should a person with lupus get a piercing? Also, if they do, decide to get a peircing, would cellulitis be a common reaction?

Better not: Lupus patients usually are on some sort of immunosuppressants, meaning their immune system is bit compromised, skin integrity is part of intact immune system if it is breached can lead to skin inflammation or infection, cellulitis is one sort of such infection ...Read more

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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


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Have a bug bite it is now inflammed red hard and warm to touch. Very itchy and painful should I be worried. I have a history of lupus & cellulitis?

Have a bug bite it is now inflammed  red hard and warm to touch. Very  itchy and painful  should I be worried. I have a history of  lupus & cellulitis?

Norma/Concerning: When our skin sustains an injury, immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling) for about 48-72 hours. This is the body increasing blood flow to the area to bring healing factors and is normal healing. If it gets worse over time (increase in pain, fevers, chills, more redness), then it may be infected or the lupus may be reacting. If so, then seeing the doc may be your best bet. ...Read more

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Had symptoms of cellulitis left foot, healing well now.Ana test positive 1:160 nucleolar, bt negative for lupus & no symptoms.Should i be concerned?

Had symptoms of cellulitis left foot, healing well now.Ana test positive 1:160 nucleolar, bt negative for lupus & no symptoms.Should i be concerned?

ANA: A nucleolar pattern of an elevated ANA is seen in scleroderma and crest syndrome. Further evaluation might include an scl-70 kd kinetochore (anti-topoisomerase i), and pm-1. If these have not been done you might want to be seen by a rheumatologist. This may all turn out to be non-specific, but better safe than sorry. Good luck. ...Read more

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Still curious if MRSA and cellulitis are the same infection?

Still curious if MRSA and cellulitis are the same infection?

Condition vs cause: Mrsa is a bacteria. Cellulitis is a visible inflammation (itis) of skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender) . It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria.If you have repeated episodes, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong! ...Read more

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Is MRSA the main cause of cellulitis nowadays?

Is MRSA the main cause of cellulitis nowadays?

Cellulitis: The majority of cellulitis infections are caused by infection with either strep (streptococcus) or staph (staphylococcus) bacteria. The most common bacteria that cause cellulitis are beta-hemolytic streptococci (groups a, b, c, g, and f). A form of rather superficial cellulitis caused by strep is called erysipelas. However, MRSA cellulitis is on the rise. ...Read more

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Is MRSA and cellulitis the same skin problem?

Is MRSA and cellulitis the same skin problem?

No.: Mrsa is a type of bacteria that can cause cellulitis (skin infection) or an abscess. There are also other types of bacteria that can cause cellulitis. We hear a lot about MRSA because it is resistent to a lot of common antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is c-diff, cellulitis and MRSA related?

Is c-diff, cellulitis and MRSA related?

Yes: Mrsa is a resistant form of a common bacteria that lives on the skin. If you have a break/cut in skin you might get infection from mrsa. Cdiff is a different bacteria that might live in your colon. When you take antibiotics for another infection like cellulitis, you can kill off good bacteria in your colon that keeps cdiff in check and allow it more "housing space" to thrive and cause infection. ...Read more

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Do nerves that have been damaged from mrsa, abscess drained & cellulitis grow back?

Do nerves that have been damaged from mrsa, abscess drained & cellulitis grow back?

Nerve Recovery: Nerve injuries are classified as follows: a first-degree injury, or neurapraxia, will recover within days after the injury, or it may take up to three months. The recovery will be complete with no lasting muscle or sensory problems. A second-degree injury, or axonotmesis, also will recover completely; however, the recovery will take much longer than with a first-degree injury. ...Read more

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Is cellulitis a type of mrsa?

It could be: Cellulitis is a complex clinical picture of infection which could be caused among others by the mrsa. ...Read more

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Is MRSA and cellulitis the same?

No: Cellulitis is a skin infection. Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus is a type of bacteria which is one possible, and increasingly common, cause of it. It is a type of bacteria. ...Read more

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