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Cellulitis Vs Allergic Reaction
Bactrim ds 800.2x daily for cellulitis. How long before improvement. I'm on day 3. If I were to have an allergic reaction would I know by now.? Ty
Yes,: However, there are still chances of developing allergic reaction later, but would be small and mild as time goes by. Regarding improvement, it depends on site, size, general condition, drugs used, etc, in general, if no improvement after few days, the management plan should be revisited, best wishes ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Had a severe sunburn, then cellulitis from bug bites, now allergic reaction after foods I've had b4, all w/i month. New allergies possible at 25? Cause?
Tue. I was prescribed cephalexin 4 cellulitis. This morn I noticed red spots in multiple places on body. Allergic reaction / course of action?
Allergic reaction: Not being able to see the rash I have to conclude that this is an allergic to the cephalexin and you should stop it immediately. The good news is that this does not mean you are allergic to other cephalosporins or pencillins according to more recent findings. Contact your doctor to get the right drug for you. ...Read more
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
Welt badly at bug bites. Last bite welted to ~6" diameter. Y so large? Dr said likely allergic unlikely cellulitis. Y such a large reaction? Unknown bug.
Allergist might he: An allergist or dermatologist may help clarify. You may be what is called a bite reactor. ...Read more
I'm allergic 2 penicillin/prescribed cephalexin 4 a cellulitis infection in my arm from a iv. How fast would a serious reaction occur if allergic?
Minutes to hours: A small proportion of penicillin allergic patients can have an allergic reaction to cephalexin. Drug allergic reactions can occur in minutes to hours if already sensitized. It is possible to develop serious allergic reactions after several days of being on the medication and in some cases even shortly after stopping the med. Allergy testing is available for penicillin but not cephalexin. ...Read more
Should a person with lupus get a piercing? Also, if they do, decide to get a peircing, would cellulitis be a common reaction?
Hi...I've recently had Cellulitis due to a reaction/infection from a tattoo. I'm healed now, but, left with redness around the tattoo. What could I do?
Be patient.: Infections like this can be followed by some residual redness and even what we call post-inflammatory hyper pigmentation. These issues can take a few weeks to clear. Be patient, and see if it continues to clear on its own. The important part is that the infection is adequately treated primarily. ...Read more
Had a large local reaction to vaccine I had 5 days ago. Swelling and redness gone down but I still have a slightly warm red area. Scared of cellulitis?
Sounds like the: Reaction is dissipating. Insure that the area does not become redder, larger, more tender or have purulent drainage. ...Read more
Why do I feel a numb sensation in my toungue and difficulty swallowing with small pupils and difficultly hearing occasionally? My symptoms started after an anaphalctic reaction to antibiotics. I was hopsitalized for cellulitis at the time for cellulitis.
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Taking sulfamethoxazole for cellulitis on my leg but now I've been getting tiny really itchy hives on my hands. Am I allergic and what should I do?
I was diagnosed on Monday with cellulitis at ER, I'm allergic to Keflex but they gave me Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is that a problem. I haven't been feeling good since?
Yes: These drugs are unrelated but the sulfur part of Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) not uncommonly causes adverse (and allergic)reaction making one feels that he has the flu (drug fever). Recommend that you contact your doctor immediately to get a substitute. Even if you are allergic to Keflex, you can usually tolerate the 3rd generation cephalosporins (vs Keflex being the 1st generation). ...Read more
Erythromycin 2g total per day for mild cellulitis in foot. At risk of ototoxicity? Already have high frequency hearing loss. Allergic to penicillin.
Ototoxicity high dos: Hi Kate: In a couple of readily available very small studies, erythromycin may be ototoxic at doses of 2 grams to 4 grams a day. But this is reported to be reversible if stopped when symptoms develop. If you should be having hearing symptoms contact your doc before continuing it. But if you have no symptoms and have completed it, you should be fine. It is not a common side-effect, though. ...Read more
I had an abscess under my eye drained 4 weeks ago which was a result of periorbital cellulitis. A doctor 2 weeks ago said the infection was gone, but I still have a hard red lump which they said was scar tissue. Will this go down, or is it permanent?
Yes: Cellulitis is a description of a skin infection most commonly caused by staphylococcus or streptococcus. If the organism causing the infection spreads to the blood stream sepsis and shock can result. Sepsis can be fatal, especially in someone with other medical problems like diabetes. ...Read more
What's the cause?: 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
Cellulaze: I think you are asking about cellulite. Cellulaze combines the effects of liposuction and laser release of the attachments that cause the appearance of dimpling in cellulite. Endermology may also have some benefit especially when combined eith cellulaze as a multimodality treatment. ...Read more
Skin infections: Hi ATaylor, cellulitis is a superficial infection of the skin. It is usually treated with antibiotics. It is not a chronic disease. There may be other health problems that can cause it to recur such as diabetes, obesity, poor circulation, steroid use, chronic swelling, open sores, and unclean skin. Addressing those issues should help keep it from coming back. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Could.: Both are infections. In cellulitis the tissues are injured but "not dead yet." Gangrene implies that the tissues have died. Gangrene can be wet or dry or even gas gangrene. Sometimes cellulitis and gangrene co-exist with a central area of gangrene and surrounding cellulitis. In any case dead tissue must be removed surgically. ...Read more
The majority of cellulitis infections are caused by infection with either strep (streptococcus) or staph (staphylococcus) bacteria.
The most common bacteria that cause cellulitis are beta-hemolytic streptococci (groups a, b, c, g, and f). A form of rather superficial cellulitis caused by strep is called erysipelas. However, MRSA cellulitis is on the rise. ...Read more