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Doctor insights on: Cellulitis Of The Neck

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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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Is it normal to severe facial pain around the eyebrow, cheek, jaw & neck with Preseptal Cellulitis?

Is it normal to severe facial pain around the eyebrow, cheek, jaw & neck with Preseptal Cellulitis?

Ans: Well first of all I would assume you are on an antibiotic? Now you could have a lot of swelling from the infection. If you do this could cause the facial pain you experience. But as you take the antibiotic thus should resolve. Stay in close contact with your doctor until this infection is resolved ...Read more

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Rash around neck line &burns like a fire. The burn is an 8 on pain scale. Ma 40 &there's no allergies except pollen in the summer. Sure not cellulitis?

Rash around neck line &burns like a fire. The burn is an 8 on pain scale. Ma 40 &there's no allergies except pollen in the summer. Sure not cellulitis?

Half way?: If the rash does not cross the midline of the body, then it may be shingles. Contact your doctor to check it out since the severity and duration of the rash, even if it happens to be shingles, can be reduced with prompt Rx with an antiviral drug. ...Read more

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Many gnat bites on scalp 6 days ago. Itch & draining. Painful swollen nodes back of scalp and neck, esp neck. How to treat? No fever or cellulitis.

Many gnat bites on scalp 6 days ago. Itch & draining. Painful swollen nodes back of scalp and neck, esp neck. How to treat? No fever or cellulitis.

? could be infection: Drainage implies infection of your scalp/skin. If it is yellowish discharge then it certainly is infection which will require antibiotics by mouth. Go see your doctor. Itching can be relieved with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) capsules (may make you sleepy). If it is more than a small area (less than one inch) which is draining, you need to see a doctor to help you treat it better. ...Read more

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I have had 3 bouts of mrsa, face n throat (along w cellulitis), once in lip absess and once in neck absess. Will this be a continual problem for me?

I have had 3 bouts of mrsa, face n throat (along w cellulitis), once in lip absess and once in neck absess. Will this be a continual problem for me?

Try decolonization: It could be a recurrent problem as you are probably colonized with mrsa. See your doctor about an attempt at decolonization with Bactroban Nasal ointment, hibiclens soap shower and shampoo and possibly one of several antibiotics that obtain high nasal secretion levels such as minocycline, septra, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or rifampin. Intimate contacts should have nasal MRSA screens and decolonization if positive. ...Read more

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My Son is experiencing enlarged or tender lymph nodes for 4 weeks. He has a large lymph node swollen behind his ear and smaller ones throughout left side of neck. He was diagnosed over 4 weeks ago with Cellulitis of the cartilage on his ear.

My Son is experiencing enlarged or tender lymph nodes for 4 weeks. He has a large lymph node swollen behind his ear and smaller ones throughout left side of neck. He was diagnosed over 4 weeks ago with Cellulitis of the cartilage on his ear.

Infection: The lymph nodes are likely due to his cellulitis which is an infection of his skin. If the lymph nodes persist well after his infection clears, please see his doctor for a full physical examination. ...Read more

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Are cellulitis and strep throat related? Can one cause the other?

Are cellulitis and strep throat related? Can one cause the other?

Yes in certain cases: Cellulitis does not "cause" strep throat. However, both cellulitis and strep throat can be caused by a bacteria called streptococcus pyogenes (group a strep, aka gas). Gas produces different toxins resulting in symptoms such as fever, malaise, very red skin, and low blood pressure. Both these infections must be treated aggressively, with penicillin remaining the drug of choice. ...Read more

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Can cellulitis and strep throat be related? Why can't we get rid if the cellulitis

Can cellulitis and strep throat be related? Why can't we get rid if the cellulitis

Maybe: You need to see a physician for an antibiotic prescription. You may need a culture to find out what it is sensitive to. Bacterial infections usually require medication to go away. ...Read more

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My throat is burning and I threw up after taking clindamycin prescribed for cellulitis. What will help and how long can I expect the burning to last?

My throat is burning and I threw up after taking clindamycin prescribed for cellulitis. What will help and how long can I expect the burning to last?

Chemical ulcer: Some medications are very tough on the lining of the esophagus and stomach. Some liquid antacids could help but if symptoms persist consult your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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I had staph cellulitis took antibiotics and now have lesions on throat and slight fever?

Need culture: If you have had a staph aureus infection and an antibiotic and now have lesions of the throat, you should have a culture and sensitivity of those lesions to rule out MRSA (methicillin resistant s. Aureus). A
staph cellulitis is a serious infection and you need specific sensitivity of that organism to an appropriate antibiotic. ...Read more

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81 year old female with continual white cells in urine, borderline thyroid, and rash like cellulitis on legs, hands and face.

81 year old female with continual white cells in urine, borderline thyroid, and rash like cellulitis on legs, hands and face.

Inflammation: Inflammation can cause all of these things. High blood pressure is a result of endothelial inflammation. The endothelium is the skin lining all 50, 000 miles of blood vessels in the body. When inflamed it can cause WBC in urine. An inflamed thyroid will dysfunction. Skin rashes are indication of inflammation.
A food sensitivity like celiac disease can cause all of these through inflammation. ...Read more

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Is cellutitis and strep throat connected?

Is cellutitis and strep throat connected?

Yes and no: The same germ can cause both, but because you have one, the symptoms of the other problem may be a different germ. ...Read more

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