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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 cellulitis cause skin discoloration/bruising? Or should I seek emergency assistance?

Can cellulitis cause skin discoloration/bruising? Or should I seek emergency assistance?

Yes: Cellulitis will cause swelling and redness and and on the legs or deep involvement can have a dark color. This needs treatments with antibiotics either orally or in more severe cases with intravenous antibiotics. See your doctor as urgent appointment today if possible. Otherwise go to er. ...Read more

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What is the cause of cellulitis of the skin?

Many causes: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the 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 of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong. ...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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Im not sure what is wrong but i stay sick vomiting, serious gi problems, just recently started experiencing menapause issues such as hot flashes, fewer periods for fewer days, severe nerve and panic and stress issues, skin cellulitis in thighs instantly i

Im not sure what is wrong but i stay sick vomiting, serious gi problems, just recently started experiencing menapause issues such as hot flashes, fewer periods for fewer days, severe nerve and panic and stress issues, skin cellulitis in thighs instantly i

Hypothyroidism?: You should have your thyroid checked as perhaps this can be symptoms of hyperthyroidism. Your doctor can do a basic blood test to look for other problems as well. Any allergies to food? As for the "cellulitis" it sounds more likely to be a rash than an infection since it is located on both thighs, however this should also be looked at more closely. Try to wear fabrics that do not cause chafing ...Read more

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White cells found in routine urine test. Continual yeast infections and on antibiotics for skin cellulitis every 6 weeks. No other symptoms. ?

White cells found in routine urine test. Continual yeast infections and on antibiotics for skin cellulitis every 6 weeks. No other symptoms. ?

Pyuria: Recurrent yeast infections and Pyuria (white cells in urine) without symptoms is likely due the repeated use of antibiotics. Probiotic use after antibiotic treatment may help withe prevention of yeast infection. If you have no symptoms of a urine infection, then antibiotic treatment for the infection may not be necessary, ...Read more

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I had an abcess and now I have cellulitis but there's a huge blood fill blisster where the head of the abcess used to be is that normal?

I had an abcess and now I have cellulitis but there's a huge blood fill blisster where the head of the abcess used to be is that normal?

Yes and no: Wouldn't say it's normal, but not unexpected. Sounds like you should see a doc-- essentially need the abscess/blister opened up so it can drain. And antibiotics. ...Read more

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