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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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Can cellulitis cause death?

Yes: But not commonly so. Cellulitis is an infection in the skin. The most common bacterial types causing cellulitis are strep and staph. Antibiotics are used to treat cellulitis and many cases are treated on an outpatient basis. Severe cases of cellulitis are treated in the hospical with intravenous (IV) antibiotics. ...Read more

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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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What does cellulitis look like?

What does cellulitis look like?

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 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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Are you able to travel with cellulitis?

Are you able to travel with cellulitis?

Cellulitis travel: You may travel with cellulitis as long as the area is covered with sterile dressings and a top cover so that you are not infecting others who may be susceptible and you must be taking your antibiotics. ...Read more

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What is the best way to remove cellulitis fat?

What is the best way to remove cellulitis fat?

Cellulaze: I think you are asking about cellulite. Cellulaze combines the effects of liposuction and laser release of the attachments that cause the appearance of dimpling in cellulite. Endermology may also have some benefit especially when combined eith cellulaze as a multimodality treatment. ...Read more

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What effect does cellulitis have on your body?

Systemic : When systemic symptoms of cellulitis are present with nausea, fever and chills then cellulitis can have a profound effect on the body. ...Read more

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How does a person know if they have cellulitis?

You don't know.: You need an evaluation by a physician and it may not be cellulitis. There are skin condition that look like cellulitis, like venous stasis dermatitis or contact dermatitis...So you should be seen and examined. ...Read more

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