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How long does cellulitis last?

How long does cellulitis last?

Weeks: If untreated itvwill not resolve and get worse with bacteria spreading into your system. Must be treated early with appropriate antibiotic. ...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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How long does cellulitis usually last?

How long does cellulitis usually last?

What's the cause?: 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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For cellulitis how long will discoloration last?

For cellulitis how long will discoloration last?

SLow change: As injured skin heals, the body creates inflammation to do so which means fresh blood goes to the area and with it, many kinds of healing factors and cells. One type is called melanocytes which carry our skin pigment melanin. A healing occurs, these cells get deposited in the area and give it the brownish coloration you see. Over time, there will be some fading as the injury matures. ...Read more

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Cellulitis has clear the swelling and reddess gone but still very painful and some time blueish how long done that last? Cellulitis was in my right ha

Cellulitis has clear the swelling and reddess gone but still very painful and some time blueish how long done that last? Cellulitis was in my right ha

Will slowly improve: Like most other diseases there is a recovery or convalescent phase. is it in your hand? Unusual to feel pain. if symptoms dont start to settle down soon would follow up with doctor ...Read more

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My mum had cellulitis 12 weeks ago & recovered. She still gets a tingling feeling in her affected leg, is this normal and how long can it last for?

My mum had cellulitis 12 weeks ago & recovered. She still gets a tingling feeling in her affected leg, is this normal and how long can it last for?

Yes be patient: 12 weeks seems like a long time and quite honestly it's possible that some degree of neuropathy may also last in her legs but the symptoms of paresthesias or tingling are as a result of the infection. Depending upon severity she may take up to a few more months or up to 1 year to resolve. Cellulits of the leg can be serous all structures affected can be altered for some time afterward. ...Read more

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My throat is burning and I threw up after taking clindamycin prescribed for cellulitis. What will help and how long can I expect the burning to last?

Chemical ulcer: Some medications are very tough on the lining of the esophagus and stomach. Some liquid antacids could help but if symptoms persist consult your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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How long can cellulitis go undetected?

How long can cellulitis go undetected?

Not long: If you have cellulitis the infection that is caused by it could produce pain with in hours. ...Read more

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How long does cellulitis take to treat?

How long does cellulitis take to treat?

What's the cause?: Cellulitis is an inflammation (red, hot swollen and tender) of the skin and soft tissues. It can be caused 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, the treatment changes. If you keep having recurrences, the treatments are wrong, seek another opinion. Time to heal is based on cause. ...Read more

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How long does cellulitis take to resolve?

How long does cellulitis take to resolve?

What's the cause ?: 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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How long does cellulitis takes to recover?

How long does cellulitis takes to recover?

What's the cause ?: 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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How long does it take cellulitis to resolve?

How long does it take cellulitis to resolve?

What's the cause ?: As injured skin heals, the body creates inflammation to do so which means fresh blood goes to the area and with it, many kinds of healing factors and cells. One type is called melanocytes which carry our skin pigment melanin. A healing occurs, these cells get deposited int he area and give it the brownish coloration you see. Over time, there will be some fading as the injury matures. ...Read more

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How long does it take for cellulitis to heal?

How long does it take for cellulitis to heal?

1-2 weeks: How long a skin infection will take to heal depends on many factors like i) the amount of skin affected ii) pre-existing conditions [diabetes, circulation, older age] iii) whether you can elevate the area e.g. foot iv) if you take your antibiotics on time & every time. Expect to see a noticeable improvement in 48-72 hours and then gradual resolution (redness, pain, size of rash) over 1-2 weeks ...Read more

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How long will it take for my cellulitis to go away?

How long will it take for my cellulitis to go away?

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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Help please? How long can you live with cellulitis with out taking meds.?

It depends: on many factors; 1. do you also have fever, body aches or any other symptoms? 2. how bad or extensive is the cellulitis?; 3. where is the cellulitis, that is the location; face, head, legs etc? Without knowing the answer to the above or examining you, it will be difficult to answer your question. You may want to go see your doctor ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my cellulitis symptoms lasted a week and disappeared completely a month ago, am I cured?

What do you suggest if my cellulitis symptoms lasted a week and disappeared completely a month ago, am I cured?

Cellulitis gone: If you had cellulitis and the symptoms have disappeared after one month, you are technically free of cellulitis but you must avoid what caused it. Do not scratch yourself without washing your hands and nails first. Use a clean soft tooth brush over the area that had the cellulitis if it gets itchy. Use daily skin moisturizers Containing Vitamin E and Zinc to keep the skin healthy. ...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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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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