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Day 6 on Bactrim antibiotics for cellulitis on my tush. Is it normal for skin to peel and bleed? Does this mean it's healing?

Day 6 on Bactrim antibiotics for cellulitis on my tush. Is it normal for skin to peel and bleed?  Does this mean it's healing?

Cellulitis: It is normal for the skin to peel with cellulitis. Please send photo to be sure it is not worsening with the bleeding part. Did you mark the area with a black marker to see if injection is extending borders? Send photo asap to help be sure it is not worsening. Do you have any fevers. ...Read more

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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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I had an abcess and now I have cellulitis but there's a huge blood fill blisster where the head of the abcess used to be is that normal?

I had an abcess and now I have cellulitis but there's a huge blood fill blisster where the head of the abcess used to be is that normal?

Yes and no: Wouldn't say it's normal, but not unexpected. Sounds like you should see a doc-- essentially need the abscess/blister opened up so it can drain. And antibiotics. ...Read more

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I had Cellulitis on my left leg, it is a slow painful healing process. Is it normal for my skin to turn violet on the part where scabbing has peeled?

I had Cellulitis on my left leg, it is a slow painful healing process. Is it normal for my skin to turn violet on the part where scabbing has peeled?

Yes: Pigmentation at the site of inflammation is common and it may take many months for the color to fade. If you are overweight, it would help if you could lose some weight. For good health — Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Is it normal for your skin to peel around your anus?

Is it normal for your skin to peel around your anus?

No not normal: Could be a yeast infection but without an exam and more information I can not answer this. See a specialist, GI or colorectal. ...Read more

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Broke out in loads of spots after glycolic peel is this normal? I did have lots of spots under skin beforehand

Broke out in loads of spots after glycolic peel is this normal? I did have lots of spots under skin beforehand

Gca peel: It is normal for your face to be more inflamed right after the glycolic peel than it was before. I usually put colloidal silver paste on after the peel for soothing. You can use some aloe vera gel. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my skin on my nipples to get hard and peel? Very curious this has been happening to me for quite a while.

Maybe: This usually happens following pregnancy, and although not worrisome, is aggravating. There are several over-the-counter creams to help with this.

If you've not been pregnant recently, it would be wise to see your doctor for an exam to determine the cause. ...Read more

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After dermabond is peel off from wound will there b scar of wound or after how many days skin become normal?

After dermabond is peel off from wound will there b scar of wound or after how many days skin become normal?

Scar lingers: Derma bond doesn't remove scar completely. There will still be a scar line. Derma bond reduces the thickness and color of scar. It keeps skin as close to normal color as possible and reduces the appearance of scar line ...Read more

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I have an extreme sunburn. I am on roacutane, 20mg. A week ago I was burnt, skin blistered. Now skin is leathery and started peeling. Is this normal?

Normal yes: Unfortunately Accutane sun sensitizes to quite a degree and makes any burn far worse. We recommend minimal sun exposure when our patients are on it, and then only with significant sunscreen. The peeling will be worse as the burn was worse. Bad for long term skin aging and also skin cancer risk in older age — always avoid burns at all costs. ...Read more

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After a skin infection. My skin is peeling off. Is this normal?

Yes: Sometimes after an infection, the skin can peel. It is not unusual. If it doesn't look to you like it is healing properly though, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal for the exposed layer of skin to peel or slough in a second degree burn?

Is it normal for the exposed layer of skin to peel or slough in a second degree burn?

Yes: A second degree burn involves a partial thickness injury to the skin. The epidermis usually separates from the dermis and often forms fluid filled blisters. Usually the damaged superficial layer of skin peels or sloughs off as the skin underneath heals. This peeling can also happen in some 1st degree burns (e. G sunburn). ...Read more

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