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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 cellulitis common with mastoidectomy surgery?

Is cellulitis common with mastoidectomy surgery?

Peculiar question: Wonder why you are asking? If you have had surgery, you may want to discuss any concerns with your surgeon. ...Read more

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I had a very severe case of cellulitis in both legs about 10 days after back surgery. It has now evil over into RSD or CSRS Type 1. This is 4 months.

I had a very severe case of cellulitis in both legs about 10 days after back surgery. It has now evil over into RSD or CSRS Type 1. This is 4  months.

Need more info: RSD is a diagnosis of exclusion, not enough symptoms are available to point towards a specific issue but b/l RSD is unusual and more common to get compression neuropathies vs critical illness polyneuropathy vs antibiotic related polyneuropathy. you need to see a neurologist for a thorough intake, exam, labs, emg/ncs to get to the right diagnosis so you can be treated appropriately. ...Read more

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Orbital cellulitis with a abscess behind the eye ! will this always need surgery as well as IV antibiotics ? What is the correct path of treatment .

Orbital cellulitis with a abscess behind the eye ! will this always need surgery as well as IV antibiotics ? What is the correct path of treatment .

Orbital cellulitis: This is an emergency. In younger preteens this can lead to brain abcess or worse because the bones are less dense and less of barrier to potential spread. In older patients IV antibiotics are first line with proper evaluation. Surgery is indicated if there is or are potential problems if the area is not decompressed. The orbit can be tight. ...Read more

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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

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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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Will cellulitis kill me?

Will cellulitis kill me?

Usually not: Particularly if you get the right antibiotics at the appropriate time. In some cases, cellulitis can lead to septic shock and death. ...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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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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