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How do people get cellulitis?

How do people get cellulitis?

Crack in skin: Bacteria invade lymphatics amd blood through a crack in the feet- ath tees foot or through trauma that allows entry. ...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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What is cellulitis? How do you get it?

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 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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What might happen if I don’t get cellulitis treated?

What might happen if I don’t get cellulitis treated?

Worsening infection: Cellulitis is a skin infection. Normally oral antibiotics will cure the infection. If the infection is left untreated the infection cold worsen and spread internally into the blood stream. A blood stream infection would then require hospitalization for intravenous antibiotics.Blood stream infections are potentially fatal. ...Read more

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I've got recurring cellulitis. Is it going to get worse each time?

I've got recurring cellulitis. Is it going to get worse each time?

Many Causes: 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 more

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What would happen if left cellulitis untreated? Will it always get worse or would it resolve itself

What would happen if left cellulitis untreated? Will it always get worse or would it resolve itself

Cellulitis: There is a significant risk that it will continue to worsen. Results could be catastrophic. Please get medical attention now if you have cellulitis. Take care. ...Read more

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Time frame from bug bite to get cellulitis?

Could be quick: If you have immune compromise it could be hours, if not it might take a day or two. Immune compromise can be from diabetes mellitus, cancer or if you've received an organ donation and take suppressive drugs. Those taking Prednisone or rheumatoid arthritis medications can also catch infections easily. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get over cellulitis?

Depends on cause: A better question is why did you have it. There may be an underlying situation making you prone to it. Also note that half the diagnoses are not cellulitis but something else which should be recognized and managed. ...Read more

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Should you get into a hot tub with cellulitis?

Should you get into a hot tub with cellulitis?

No: Regular bath is ok but a hot tub may even be a source of skin infections if not properly cleaned. ...Read more

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How long does it normally take to get over cellulitis?

Several weeks: The antibiotic will be finished in 10-14 days , but the swelling and color change will persist even for weeks to months. Bromelian will help these post infection problems. ...Read more

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