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How Long Does Cellulitis 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have taken Bactrim 800 DS twice a day for 10 days for cellulitis. How long after the last dose will this antibiotic stay in my system?
Cellulitis LLE, , bright red, VERY swollen IV vanc, pipercilin in hosp x 4d after po clindymcn , keflex failed. Home on po abx how long can sx last?
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
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?
Usually quick.: Assuming that the appropriate antibiotic has been prescribed, noticeable improvement occurs within two to three days for cellulitis, to the point that should that improvement not occur in that time frame you should see your doctor again as a different antibiotic may be needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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