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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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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.: Cellulitis is a bacterial infection of the skin. It's superficial and treatable with antibiotics, either topical or oral. Some infections can be very severe and possibly deadly (MRSA), so don't take cellulitis lightly. See a doctor if you have symptoms of redness, warmth and tenderness of an area of your skin, especially if you have fever, chills or sweats. ...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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