Top
10
Doctor insights on: How To Tell The Difference Between Statis Dermatitis And Cellulitis

Share
1

1
What are the differences between stasis dermatitis & cellulitis?

What are the differences between stasis dermatitis & cellulitis?

Marked difference: Stasis dermatitis means changes about the ankle area due to venous incompetence, and manifested by increased pigmentation, thickened skin and underlying soft tissue, scaling, itchy skin. Cellulitis is infection in the skin/subcutaneous tissue with redness, often tender to touch, at times associated with fever, and tender lymph nodes in the groin/armpit, depending upon location. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Cornelia Franz
1,059 doctors shared insights

Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


2

2
What are symptoms of cellulitis? How do you tell the difference between cellulitis and folliculitis?

What are symptoms of cellulitis? How do you tell the difference between cellulitis and folliculitis?

See below: Cellulitis is an infection of the skin and subcutaneous tissue caused by a small or microscopic break in the skin that allows staphylococcus or streptococcus colonizing the skin to enter and cause infection. It causes the skin to turn a diffuse red color with warmth, swelling and tenderness.Folliculitis is infection of the hair follicles with inflammation and small pustules of the hair follicles. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
5

5
What is the difference between lid abscess vs orbital cellulitis?

What is the difference between lid abscess vs orbital cellulitis?

See below: An abscess usually breaks through the skin ANS cellulitis doesn't. Both are serious conditions that require professional medical care. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
Please help! what is the difference between lid abscess and orbital cellulitis?

Please help! what is the difference between lid abscess and orbital cellulitis?

Eye infection: Orbital cellulitis is an infection of the orbit posterior to the orbital septum. Usually from a sinus infection. It can cause limited eye movement, bulging eyes and even blindness. It needs to be traded aggressively with antibiotics and possible surgical drainage if an abscess is present. A lid abscess is a localized collection of pus in the eyelids anterior to the orbital septum. Not as serious. ...Read more

7

7
What is the difference between cellulitis and sepsis?

Big difference: Cellulitis is just infection of skin. Sepsis is if that infection goes to blood and produce chemicals affecting other organs. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
Are blood tests of any use in determining the difference between gout and cellulitis?

Are blood tests of any use in determining the difference between gout and cellulitis?

The best thing : To do is to tap the joint. Negatively birefridegant crystals is diagnostic of gout. Blood tests can be helpful. An elevated Uric acid level would be more associated with gout than cellulitis. An elevated white count could occur in both. An elevated ESR could occur in both. Gout typically is monoarticular, extremely painful this is part of the giveaway. ...Read more

10

10
What are the differences between cellulitis & mrsa?

Diagnosis: Cellulitis is a diagnosis describing a condition usually caused by staph. Bacteria but may be caused by other germs. Mrsa is not a diagnosis but a staph bacteria resistent to certain antibiotics. Mrsa is commonly found in the nose or on the skin of people with no symptoms at all who are "carriers".Mrsa is abbreviation fo. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Michael Miller
940 doctors shared insights

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


Dermatitis (Definition)

Dermatitis means inflammation of skin. Contact dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis and seborrheic dermatitis are ...Read more