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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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Is cellulitis after kindergarten shots normal?

Is cellulitis after kindergarten shots normal?

Can happen: If done properly the occurrence of an infection should be rare. Remember however that cellulitis refers to inflammation and does not have to have an infectious component at all. In your example this is more likely the case from the immune reaction developing to the injected substance. That reaction is mediated by cells and proteins that cause inflammation. ...Read more

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How long does it normally take to get over cellulitis?

How long does it normally take to get over cellulitis?

Several weeks: The antibiotic will be finished in 10-14 days , but the swelling and color change will persist even for weeks to months. Bromelian will help these post infection problems. ...Read more

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Ok my cellulitis is from a bug bite and it has scabs around the bite is that normal?

Cellulitis isn't: normal. If you have cellulitis & it isn't being treated - please get med follow up. When was your last tetanus shot? ...Read more

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I was treated for cellulitis with antibiotic, but after weeks it's still swollen. Is it normal?

See a dermatologist: Is it your leg? It is very common that other conditions are mistaken as cellulitis. Then the antibiotic is no help. Stasis dermatitis and erythromelalgia are 2 examples of conditions presenting as red- swollen skin but are not infections. Also there may be an underlying problem such as lymphedema which leads to cellulitis. Then it is useful to address the underlying condition to prevent another ce. ...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 have popeye elbow from getting cellulitis. No injury. 3 weeks, only slightly better. Will it eventually go away? Motion range is normal

I have popeye elbow from getting cellulitis.  No injury.  3 weeks, only slightly better.  Will it eventually go away? Motion range is normal

Olecranon bursitis : I think what you are describing is olecranon bursitis it can go away by itself over time but not always they have a bit of a tendency to get infected if it worsens seek evaluation. ...Read more

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I found out yesterday that lisa has cellulitis she was treat with IV antibiotics. Now they want to give her steroids tomorrow is that normal?

Unusual.: Cellulitis is a bacterial infection. If the diagnosis is correct then steroid should not be used unless there's other condition or concern. ...Read more

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My hubby has cellulitis of the rt leg x1 week. He has been taking bacterum. Redness has gone but not the painful swelling..Is this normal? Yes? No?

Wrong Diagnosis ?: 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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