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Need details: Cellulitis is a serious bacterial infection. Antibiotic is useful. The term is frequently used when poorly-informed DR's notice red, swollen skin. Eczema, stasis dermatitis, contact dermatitis are much more common than cellulitis and require very different therapy. If it is itchy rather than painful, if there is no fever, if there is clear discharge instead of pus, bet on something other than cell ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cephalosporins: Gonorrhea is becoming more resistant to antibiotics that have previously been used for treatment. The cdc came out with new guidelines which recommend oral Cefixime and the injectable antibiotic ceftriaxone. See this link for additional information: http://www.Cdc.Gov/nchhstp/newsroom/docs/gonorrhea-treatment-guidelines-factsheet.Pdf. ...Read more
Many things may help: The easiest answer is to stop shaving and grow a beard. If this isn't practical, then you can try to use one of the otc depilatory meds. That dissolve hair. These are strong and can't be used daily. There are prescription medications that may help. Also there are razors and shaving methods specific for this condition. ...Read more
inflamed/infectd ? : Cellulitis is simply an inflammation (itis) of the skin. It can be due to an infectious cause such as bacteria but he basically is when the skin gets red, hot, swollen, and tender. Unless there is an open draining wound, it is very unlikely to be contagious since it is otherwise contained by the skin. It is important to identify the cause since antibiotics do not help with no infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: For single lesions, opening and draining them may obviate the need for antibiotics. When antibiotics are needed, 10-14 days seems adequate for resolution of the skin lesions, but then must think about getting rid of the carriage state with Mupirocin in nose and skin washing with Chlorhexidine containing soaps. ...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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Remove dead tissue: Surgery to open the skin and remove the dead tissue under the skin is critical, the sooner the better. Strong intravenous antibiotics and intensive care are also important. Hyperbaric oxygen treatments can help, but are not as important as prompt surgery. Later, the wounds can be closed, sometimes with grafts. The wound vac can help ready the wounds for closure and/or grafting. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Some help some not: There is no cure for hidradenitis suppurativa. But early treatment can help manage the symptoms and prevent new lesions from developing. Antibiotics. Oral retinoid medications. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Corticosteroids or immunosuppressant drugs. Tumor necrosis factor (tnf)-alpha inhibitors. Incision and drainage. Uncovering the tunnels or tracts. Surgical removal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cellulitis: Facial cellulitis is a bacterial skin infection that occurs on the face. The infection is characterized by swelling, redness, warmth, and pain. Risk factors for the condition include problems in the lymphatic system, upper respiratory infections, and infections of the teeth or middle ear. Treatment is with oral antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antibiotics: Cellulitis is the inflammation of the skin and deeper tissues, usually caused by bacteria such as staph and strep. Treatment is antibiotics, sometimes intravenously at first if there is fever or other systemic symptoms. Often oral antibiotics will clear this up. Definitely see a doctor if you are concerned about this. ...Read more
Phlebotomy: Typical blood donor can give their donation, typically of 500cc of blood, about once every 8wks. A pt with new diagnosis of severe hemachomatosis may need to donate that much blood 2x/week for a while till the iron level gets down some. Then they can keep measure of the iron level, or ferritin, the nl reference is 50-150ng/ml, and a blood donation schedule is flexible to maintain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
CA-MRSA: Treatment of MRSA infection depends on where the infection is & how ill the patient is. For eg, treatment for MRSA infection in the blood is differs from MRSA infection on the skin. It also depends if it's hospital or community acquired. If uncomplicated skin infection, eg abscess, i&d, bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) clidna, zyvox are a good start until antibiotic sensitivity is available at 48 hours. ...Read more
Warm compress: Treatment of acute paronychia without abscess formation includes local care involving warm compresses or soaks up to 3x/day for 20 min. Oral antibiotics may help in more severe cases. Topical antibiotics with or without topical corticosteroids have also been used. If an abscess is present, it needs to be incised and drained. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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