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Cellulitis Vs Edema
Can weeping edema blisters of the legs be treated at home? What is the best way to prevent cellulitis?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water ...Read more
Dx cellulitis/fungal infection, no better x 6 months continued +3 edema BLE, legs have now turned purple; doppler negative?
See a dermatologist: Not just a few, but MOST diagnoses of "cellulitis" by amateurs are not correct. That is why antibiotic treatment fails. If it is BOTH legs it is almost certainly something other than cellulitis. You need to see a pro, a dermatologist. Most common is STASIS dermatitis due to defective valves in the veins. There are other possible diagnoses. Treatment follows diagnosis. ...Read more
Diagnosed with celulitis in calf area. Taking 500mg keflex should I wear/not wear support stockings (ss) until i heal. Wear ss 4 history of edema ?
Perhaps: The stockings may prevent more swelling, but it is best to ask your doctor. Since everyone's condition varies, consulting your physician is the best option before making a decision. ...Read more
Edema in leg. Swelling red spots ankle swollen hurting tightening, calf swelling up to knee stings saw dr today nothing was done i'm concerned of celllitis should I goto er? Or can this wait til tmrw?
what's the cause?: If the cellulitis is due to a true bacterial infection in which you have fevers, elevated white count, and other signs, then you really need antibiotics to promote healing. If it is due to vein disease, a burn, or something nonbacterial, then simple symptomatic care should get shoe good relief starting in 5 to 7 days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cellulitis has clear the swelling and reddess gone but still very painful and some time blueish how long done that last? Cellulitis was in my right ha
Will slowly improve: Like most other diseases there is a recovery or convalescent phase. is it in your hand? Unusual to feel pain. if symptoms dont start to settle down soon would follow up with doctor ...Read more
I have facials cellulitis and was wondering if I should go into work. I work in the oilfields I have redness, pain, and swelling
You : You need to find out the nature of your problem, and if truly cellulitis, get definitive treatment. There are several other possibilities, such as contact dermatitis, that would also require medical treatment. Seek care immediately at an urgent care clinic or emergency department. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cellulitis for 20 days. Cloxaciline 14 days and cefirax 6. Improving very slowly. Redness not so bright anymore and there's no pain or swelling. good?
I was diagnosed with cellulitis on Friday. The pain and the redness has went away, but the swelling goes down and comes back once I'm up and moving.
My hubby has cellulitis of the rt leg x1 week. He has been taking bacterum. Redness has gone but not the painful swelling..Is this normal? Yes? No?
Wrong Diagnosis ?: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was recently diagnosed with Cellulitis and put on Cephalexin. Sometimes the swelling goes down but it always comes back up. Is it really cellulitis?
Will my cellulitis continue to go away on its own? the pain and swelling have gone down without antibiotics, but after several days still some redness
On antibiotics forthree days for cellulitis. pain is a lot better, but still atouch of swelling and the redness hasnot spreadbut hasnot went down much?
I was told I have cellulitis on my groin. I have been on antibiotics for 7 days with no signs of pain or swelling going away.
See a dermatologist: You may have something other than "cellulitis". If fact, most diagnoses of "cellulitis" by physicians who are not skin Drs are not correct diagnoses and fail to respond to antibiotics because they are not infections. You neglected to describe any symptoms or name the antibiotics, so no more can be offered. ...Read more
Diagnosed with cellulitis on my face . On antibiotics for 48 hours. There is improvement, but still swelling. When will that go away?
3-7 days: How quickly the swelling is gone is dependent not just antibiotics, but also if drainage is established with an incision and drainage procedure, and the extent of the swelling! no i and d and extreme swelling takes muck longer to resolve than moderate swelling with an i and d! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been treating my cellulitis for about 2 days now redness and swelling is starting to go down but bruise it's starting to appear is this normal?
Discoloration: Yes, after the initial swelling and redness has passed., Discoloration may come afterwards. As long as you are symptomatically feeling better i.e. noticeably less warmth, pain and swelling, the discoloration will pass in time. Cbeck with your family physician as well and have a great day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ted hose: Wear compression stockings. But only after your doc has looked at your leg and doesn't think you still have a lingering cellulitis or anything else causing the swelling. Also if you have very bad circulation, you should wear the stockings only if your doc says it's ok. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
With cellulitis (child), how long after oral antibiotx start should we see less symptoms? (swelling, redness, warmth in arm) (bactrim)
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more