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Is cellulitis serious?

Is cellulitis serious?

Cellulitis is severe: Cellulitis is an infection. If you are healthy, the infection usually will improve once treatment begins. However, if neglected it can be serious and can spread systemically.
Go see hour doctor or other health professional and get an antibiotic for the infection. ...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


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Can you die from cellulitis?

Can you die from cellulitis?

Rarely: The infection in severe cases can spread causing sepsis. It is best to treat early with antibiotics so that infection resolves and does cause complications such as scarring, color change or systemic effects. ...Read more

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Any ways to cure cellulitis?

Any ways to cure cellulitis?

Find 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. ...Read more

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Is there tests for cellulitis?

Is there tests for cellulitis?

No: Just clinical exam of swelling het and redness not associated with a vein problem. See a doctor if there is any chance that you have cellulitis. ...Read more

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What are the tests for cellulitis?

What are the tests for cellulitis?

Exam: Really physical exam is best-- occasionally doc may check labs to determine extent of infections. G white blood cell count. Depending on severity/location, possible may need imaging studies to rule out underlying abscess such as ultrasound, mri, ct. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is cellulitis?

What sort of disease is cellulitis?

Skin disorder: Redness and swelling of the skin, commonly infectious in origin. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cellulitis?

What are the symptoms of cellulitis?

Redness swelling pai: Cellulitis causes pain, redness, swelling, warmth and loss of function of the affected area. There may be fever, local discharge and in severe cases, abscess formation and tissue necrosis. Rarely cellulitis causes rapid necrosis, commonly known as flesh eating bacterial infection. ...Read more

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What are the concerns with having cellulitis?

What are the concerns with having cellulitis?

Spreading: Cellulitis, or skin infection, concerns us when it takes longer than 7 days to improve, or gets worse: spreading across more skin or going deeper into your blood. Watch out for increased pain, redness, red streaks, fever/chills, feeling bleah (malaise). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cellulitis and signs?

What are the symptoms of cellulitis and signs?

Infected/inflammed: Cellulitis is simply an inflammation of the skin ("itis") that can be caused by many factors including infection, or anything that causes inflammation like sunburn or vein disease. Inflammation means the tissues are red, hot, swollen, and tender. Antibiotics should not be used unless it is absolutely infected which should involve more than simply the presence of inflammation. ...Read more

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What might happen if I don’t get cellulitis treated?

What might happen if I don’t get cellulitis treated?

Worsening infection: Cellulitis is a skin infection. Normally oral antibiotics will cure the infection. If the infection is left untreated the infection cold worsen and spread internally into the blood stream. A blood stream infection would then require hospitalization for intravenous antibiotics. Blood stream infections are potentially fatal. ...Read more

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What are the chances of cellulitis recurring once you had it?

What are the chances of cellulitis recurring once you had it?

See below: Cellulitis can commonly occur after having some kind of skin trauma (cut, bite, etc). Having cellulitis once does not predispose you to getting it again. But you are at risk of getting it with any skin trauma. ...Read more

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Is cellulitis contagious?

Is cellulitis contagious?

No: The cellulitis in not contagious although the bacteria that cause it are because the infection is not on the skin. ...Read more

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Cellulitis from insulin injections?

Cellulitis from insulin injections?

Yes: Sterile techniques should be followed as close as possible with Insulin injections and signs of cellulitis should be treated as such. ...Read more

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What is cellulitis? Is there a cure for it

Ceullitis: Is a bacterial infection of the skin and superficial soft tissues. It may present as redness, warmth, pain and or fever. Oral antibiotics usually are the treatment of choice. ...Read more

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What is cellulitis in the leg?

What is cellulitis in the leg?

What's the cause?: Cellulitis is an inflammation (red, hot swollen and tender) of the skin and soft tissues. It can be caused 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, the treatment changes. If you keep having recurrences, the treatments are wrong, seek another opinion. ...Read more

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Is ciprofloxacin used for cellulitis?

Is ciprofloxacin used for cellulitis?

Yes: Likely not first choice, but yes it can be used. ...Read more

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What antibiotic is used for cellulitis?

What antibiotic is used for cellulitis?

Cellulitis: Uncomplicated cellulitis is most commonly caused by strep bacteria and usually can be treated with any penicillin group of antibiotics. More complicated forms of cellulitis with possible abscess require drainage of an abscess and antibiotics based on culture results. ...Read more

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Is there a for sure treatment for cellulitis?

Is there a for sure treatment for cellulitis?

Antibiotics: Cellulitis is a bacterial infection that involves deeper layers of subcutaneous tissue and can spread quickly, sometimes leading to life-threatening complications. Proper treatment with antibiotics, often initial intravenously then followed by oral treatment, is the appropriate way to treat. If cultures are available then that will greatly aid the choice of medicines. ...Read more

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What is periorbital cellulitis?

What is periorbital cellulitis?

Periorbital cellulit: Periorbital cellulitis, also known as preseptal cellulitis is an inflammation and infection of the eyelid and portions of skin around the eye, in front of the orbital septum. It may be caused by breaks in the skin around the eye, and subsequent spread to the eyelid; infection of the sinuses around the nose (sinusitis); or from spread of an infection elsewhere through the blood. ...Read more

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Does cellulitis itch and sting?

Does cellulitis itch and sting?

Cellulitis signs: Cellulitis is an infection of the skin that begins locally then starts to spread systemically. It can itch and sting if the
skin is stretched from the edema or swelling. Seek a medical professional for help. You will need to take antibiotics. Also, you may apply a cool compress of an astringent such as witch hazel to help with the stinging. ...Read more

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Causes of cellulitis in vagina?

Causes of cellulitis in vagina?

Bacterial infection: Cellulitis is a bacterial infection. It's impossible for me to know which bacteria is causing this, but you would be wise to make sure you don't have a sexually transmitted infection. Good luck. ...Read more

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What virus acts like cellulitis?

Cellulitis is: A medical condition. A virus is a pathogen. They are two different entities. ...Read more

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How can I address my arm cellulitis?

How can I address my arm cellulitis?

See doc: Need antibiotics, maybe evaluation for underlying abscess, blood clot etc. Best to see your doc. ...Read more

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How can I treat periorbital cellulitis?

How can I treat periorbital cellulitis?

See an ID specialist: Periorbital -or more specifically, preseptal cellulitis- refers to the inflammation of the soft tissues of eyelid and periorbtal area, leading to redness and swelling. An id physician can help determine the potential origin of the infection (a dental cavity or else a pimple on the nose) and prescribe the most appropriate antibiotic. ...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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Can you die from periorbital cellulitis?

Potentially: If any infection is left untreated one can die form the overwhelming infection. ...Read more

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Can sunburn cause cellulitis in diabetics?

Can sunburn cause cellulitis in diabetics?

A deep burn can.: Sunburn can be quite extensive and may even cause second degree burns in some people. If blisters from then the skin is weakened and can open leading to infection. ...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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Do a lot of people get periorbital cellulitis?

No: This is a relatively rare, but serious, complication of sinusitis. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have periorbital cellulitis.?

How do I know if I have periorbital cellulitis.?

Clinically: This is a diagnosis made on physical examination, and is an emergency. Untreated periorbital cellulitis has the potential to cause meningitis and even death. If there is any doubt, get checked now. ...Read more