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Does Cellulitis Cause Itching
Is it normal for itching and redness to persist after a full course of antibiotics for cellulitis caused by staph?
Possible: It is possible for skin to stay slightly red and itchy as inflammation resolves. That being said, if you haven't noticed much improvement over the course of the treatment, then you may want to be re-evaluated. It is possible that either its not cellulitis or you aren't taking an antibiotic that is effective against your infection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is method to reduce pain and itching? My hot tub folliculitis has turned to cellulitis and I am on oral and I.V antibiotics. Thanks
See answer: Would be reluctant to apply any pain relieving cream or anti-itch lotion on an area of cellulitis. Tylenol or OTC NSAIDS for pain. If ineffective possibly tylenol with codeine or hydrocodone...both narcotics. OTC antihistamines for itch. Benadryl, but may be sedating.(ok at bedtime). Zyrtec(cetirizine) is the strongest less sedating antihistamine. ...Read more
Two simple things to: try: 1. Use a soap that is not too drying to your skin. 2. Invest in good skin moisturizer. ...Read more
Contact dermatitis: I assume your question is if the skin rashes and associated itchiness are caused by metal in your bras. To answer the question, we would first need to take a look at your skin. If it looks like dermatitis only at the contact area with your bras, we would need to check to see if it is due to metal allergy. To do all of that, you need to come see a local allergist. ...Read more
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