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How common can cellulitis become septic?

How common can cellulitis become septic?

Cellulitis: Cellulitis is an inflammation of the skin; the usual reference to this term is that the inflammation is caused from a bacterium. If the infection becomes overwhelming, the bacteria works it's way into the bloodstream resulting in sepsis. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Miller
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Cellulitis (Definition)

Cellulitis is an infection of the skin characterized by erythema (red), Edema(swelling), warmth, and tenderness. It usually spreads with visually indistinct borders that involve the ...Read more


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Can a cellulitus hand become septic after 1 1/2 days of antibiotics?

Can a cellulitus hand become septic after 1 1/2 days of antibiotics?

Yes: See your doc if it's not getting better-- may be either wrong antibiotic or possibly deeper space infection which could need drainage. May take afewdays to resolve, but should see some improvement. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of orbital cellulitis?

What are the most common symptoms of orbital cellulitis?

Red, swollen & pain: Orbital cellulitis is infection around the eye socket. It most often comes from a bad sinus infection but can come from the skin as well. There usually is severe redness and swelling of the eyelids and pain as well. If the infection gets into the back part of the eye socket it can cause vision loss or double vision. This is a serious infection and must treated immediately. ...Read more

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Is staph cellulitis on the stomach common?

Is staph cellulitis on the stomach common?

Staph cellulitis: This is not common in the sense that you see it every day, but it is not that unusual. ...Read more

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Is cellulitis common with mastoidectomy surgery?

Is cellulitis common with mastoidectomy surgery?

Peculiar question: Wonder why you are asking? If you have had surgery, you may want to discuss any concerns with your surgeon. ...Read more

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How long before scrotal cellulitis becomes dangerous? Most common signs and symptoms of scrotal cellulitis?

How long before scrotal cellulitis becomes dangerous? Most common signs and symptoms of scrotal cellulitis?

Get to a doctor: Inflammation, tenderness, swelling. It may be secondary to a superficial skin infection or inflammation of the testis, and urgent evaluation is necessary. If left untreated infections can progress and become life-threatening. Patients who are more susceptible to these infections are diabetics and men who are immunocomprimised. Signs and symptoms are skin discoloration (red), swelling, tenderness. ...Read more

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Should a person with lupus get a piercing? Also, if they do, decide to get a peircing, would cellulitis be a common reaction?

Should a person with lupus get a piercing? Also, if they do, decide to get a peircing, would cellulitis be a common reaction?

Better not: Lupus patients usually are on some sort of immunosuppressants, meaning their immune system is bit compromised, skin integrity is part of intact immune system if it is breached can lead to skin inflammation or infection, cellulitis is one sort of such infection ...Read more

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How common is it for cellulitis to spread to distant locations? Treated for facial cellulitis and now I have it on my leg requiring a new antibiotic

How common is it for cellulitis to spread to distant locations? Treated for facial cellulitis  and now I have it on my leg requiring a new antibiotic

Not uncommon: especially if it is invasive bacteria, such as MRSA. If you get too many of them, you should be tested for conditions that predispose you to infection, such as diabetes. ...Read more

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Is breast cellulitis common in early pregnany is it dangerous my doctor prescribed dicloxacillian 4x a day for 7 days.

Is breast cellulitis common in early pregnany is it dangerous my doctor prescribed dicloxacillian 4x a day for 7 days.

Early treatment key: While cellulitis of the breast is not common, it can occur during pregnancy. Because it is an infection early diagnosis and treatment is key. Never take any medications without your obgyn approval. It sounds as though you are getting the care and treatment you need. Good luck with the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it common to wind up with cellulitis in both legs, even while on an antibiotic?I don't have pus just red, swollen hard spots.compression socks?

Yes, especially: if you have venous or arterial insufficiency, or metabolic causes that can predispose to infection such as diabetes. Cellulitis of legs is a potentially serious problem that can lead to other problems including amputation, so get to a doctor immediately. ...Read more