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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)

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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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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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?

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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