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My husband is on his 4th day of antibiotics for cellulitis. His finger is now not only red but looks like a big pus pocket is under his skin. Shud he?
Yes. You should: Take him in to the ER to have an incision and drainage performed. Hand infections can worsen rapidly and usually what you see on the outside is the tip of the iceberg. Don't want to mess around with hand infections. Get it evaluated and treated ASAP. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had cellulitis in my left finger and now I notice that my right finger has it. It is pussing.Could this mean its in my blood?
Cellulitis: This is an infection of the deep soft tissues, most commonly caused by bacteria. Usually it spreads locally first, but then may skip areas to lymph nodes if it enters the lymphatic circulation. Spread to other areas of the body is possible but not common except in more advanced or untreated cases. ...Read more
A few months ago i had cellulitis in my finger i think i may have it again. My finger is red warm swollen n very painful! what should I do?
I took 7 days of antibiotic for cellulitis in my finger 2 weeks ago. It is still swollen, purple and puss is now coming out. What now?
No trauma, cuts, or anything my finger swelled up with numbness to the tip but serious pain to Palm, i just had four cellulitis spots in 3 weeks is it?
Something serious: might be going on. Get to an ortho surgeon or infection specialist asap, because an otherwise healthy person should not be getting these infections so often. ...Read more
Swelling on both shins, no pain, not warm, slight redness, and when I push on the skin it makes a dent, like play doh. I have had cellulitis before, but the similarity is the dent in the skin after pushing on it with my finger.
Lymph edema: Swelling the causes "pitting edema" with dents after compassion may be a sign of systemic disease including possible congestive heart failure. Long standing pitting edema leads to increasing multiple morbidties including stasis dermatitis and painful ulcerations. Simple blood pressure management and otc compression hose are possibilities. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had cellulitis in my finger (knuckle) 2 months ago and my finger is still very swollen and the knuckle joint is still sore. Is this normal?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer