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Is cellulitis an infectious disease?

Is cellulitis an infectious disease?

Infection: Yes. Cellulitis is an infection. Usually a bacterial infection. It is usually not contagious to others. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Miller
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Cellulitis (Definition)

A common skin condition that is caused by bacteria. Common symptoms may include fever, a skin sore that appears suddenly and grows quickly, and redness, pain, and tenderness ...Read more


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What sort of disease is cellulitis?

What sort of disease is cellulitis?

Skin disorder: Redness and swelling of the skin, commonly infectious in origin. ...Read more

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What is the difference in the appearance of cellulitis and an auto immune disorder?

What is the difference in the appearance of cellulitis and an auto immune disorder?

Great difference: Cellulitis is an infection of the deeper layers of skin causing infected areas to look red and swollen and to feel painful and hot. Causes of cellulitis include streptococcus bacteria. Autoimmune cause abnormally low activity or over activity of the immune system. Autoimmune diseases hamper immune response and there is usually no immune response as with cellulitis. ...Read more

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Painful swelling of mrs.Rajashree mohanty’s legs from knee joints to feet(both legs) the disease started first with cellulitis of left leg about 6to 7?

Painful swelling of mrs.Rajashree mohanty’s legs from knee joints to feet(both legs)
the disease started first with cellulitis of left leg about 6to 7?

Mrs. Mohanty: Needs to see a doctor. There are many reasons why legs can swell. The concern is the fact she has pain. Many people with swollen legs do not complain of pain rather tired legs, a heaviness etc. Due to t he fact there is pain this should be checked out. As you stated the swelling itself appears to have been there a while. ...Read more

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I have cellulitis for past 15 days i am a chronic kidney disease patient i was in Iv for 3 days and tablets were prescribed ..is it safe for kidney pa?

I have cellulitis for past 15 days i am a chronic kidney disease patient i was in Iv for 3 days and tablets were prescribed ..is it safe for kidney pa?

Should be: Obviously cellulitis can be quite severe and may require treatment including both IV and oral antibiotics as you are receiving. Regarding safety, antibiotic dosages may need to be altered either lower dosing of the pills or less pills taken because of your kidney disease. As long as though adjustments have been made /addressed you should be fine. Speak with your nephrologist to be safe. Good luck ...Read more

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How does cellulitis start?

How does cellulitis start?

Any skin opening: Any skin opening from a bug bite to an injury or scratch can allow bacteria to penetrate into the skin and grow which is cellulitis. ...Read more

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How can cellulitis spread?

How can cellulitis spread?

Bloodstream: Bacteria can spread through the blood throughout the body potentially in rare cases becoming a serious whole body infection. ...Read more

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How do you treat cellulitis?

How do you treat cellulitis?

Streaking infection: Cellulitis may appear as a small streak over the skin due to an infection or it may appear as redness surrounding an infection. The skin can get red and streaks can appear to and from a wound. Skin may get cellulitis from a simple scratch with dirty fingernails. Be careful and avoid this by washing your hands and stop scratching your skin. ...Read more

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How can I reduce cellulitis?

How can I reduce cellulitis?

What's the cause?: Cellulitis is an inflammation (red, hot swollen and tender) of the skin and soft tissues. It can be cause by many things such as bacteria, sunburn, vein disease and trauma all of which have different treatments. Depending on where it occurs and what is the cause, changes the treatment. If you keep having recurrences, the treatments are wrong, seek another opinion. ...Read more

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How easy is it to cure cellulitis?

How easy is it to cure cellulitis?

It depends: Cellulitis is an infection of the skin and underlying tissue, often by an infection. It is commonly treated with an antibiotic. The success & duration of treatment depends on the extent and depth of the infection, whether surgical drainage is necessary, the type of bacteria causing the infection, and the patient's other medical conditions. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have cellulitis?

How do I know if I have cellulitis?

Redness: Cellulitis is a skin and subcutaneous tissue infection. This results in erythema (redness), tenderness, heat in the tissues. Fever and lymphangitic streaking. Requires antibiotic therapy, often IV antibiotics to treat. ...Read more

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What is cellulitis? How do you get it?

Infection: cellulitis is a infection in the skin and tissue beneath the skin, caused by bacteria and sometimes by fungus. Staphylococcus and Streptococcus are the types of bacteria that are usually responsible for cellulitis, although many types of bacteria can cause the condition. ?Symptoms and signs include redness, tenderness, swelling, and warmth of the affected area. ...Read more

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What could cause cellulitis to reoccur?

What could cause cellulitis to reoccur?

Reinfected: Usually it is re-infection not re-occurrence. For example, when a person developed cellulitis on lower legs, he/she might have fungal infection involving feet, toe webs or toes. The fungal infection causes open wound in those areas. Later, bactiriae might enter these channels, reaching lower legs and developing the cellulitis again. The fungal infection should be treated in the first palce. ...Read more

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Is there any OTC medicine for cellulitis?

Is there any OTC medicine for cellulitis?

Not really: Kinda depends on the cause-- true cellulitis represents an infection of the skin and so needs antibiotics. Occasionally you can improve the inflammation aspect with some otc steroid cream and oral antiinflammatory agent like ibuprofen, but really need antibiotics. If it is a dermatitis, which some may confuse with a cellulitis, then the cream etc may suffice. ...Read more

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What could "secondary to cellulitis" mean?

What could "secondary to cellulitis" mean?

Whatever problem...: You currently have was caused by the previous bout of cellulitis. The cellulitis was primary and the problem it caused is secondary. ...Read more

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What exactly is cellulitis? How do you get it?

What exactly is cellulitis? How do you get it?

Cellulitis: It is infection / inflammation of connective tissue. It results in limited involvement of the dermis with relative sparing of epidermis. Streptococcus pyogenes and Staphylococcus aurueus are the most common pathogens. A break in the skin from trauma, insect bite, previous surgery predisposes to cellulitis It is common in immunocompromised hosts, diabetics and those with lymphatic obstruction ...Read more

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Please help! what is the origin of cellulitis?

Please help! what is the origin of cellulitis?

Many possibilities : There are various things that could case a cellulitis. The infections can result from fungus, bacterial or due to a virus. Have it evaluated by a professional to get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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