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Dr. Keegan Duchicela Dr. Duchicela
Family Medicine
10 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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Is MRSA and cellulitis the same skin problem?

Is MRSA and cellulitis the same skin problem?

No.: Mrsa is a type of bacteria that can cause cellulitis (skin infection) or an abscess. There are also other types of bacteria that can cause cellulitis. We hear a lot about MRSA because it is resistent to a lot of common antibiotics. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Miller
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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


Dr. Michael Ein Dr. Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
44 years in practice
McGill University Faculty of Medicine
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I have had 3 bouts of mrsa, face n throat (along w cellulitis), once in lip absess and once in neck absess. Will this be a continual problem for me?

I have had 3 bouts of mrsa, face n throat (along w cellulitis), once in lip absess and once in neck absess.  Will this be a continual problem for me?

Try decolonization : It could be a recurrent problem as you are probably colonized with mrsa. See your doctor about an attempt at decolonization with Bactroban Nasal ointment, hibiclens soap shower and shampoo and possibly one of several antibiotics that obtain high nasal secretion levels such as minocycline, septra, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or rifampin. Intimate contacts should have nasal MRSA screens and decolonization if positive. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Tyson Dr. Tyson
Addiction Medicine
23 years in practice
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Is MRSA and cellulitis the same?

No: Cellulitis is a skin infection. Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus is a type of bacteria which is one possible, and increasingly common, cause of it. It is a type of bacteria. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Warlick Dr. Warlick
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
21 years in practice
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
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Is c-diff, cellulitis and MRSA related?

Is c-diff, cellulitis and MRSA related?

Yes: Mrsa is a resistant form of a common bacteria that lives on the skin. If you have a break/cut in skin you might get infection from mrsa. Cdiff is a different bacteria that might live in your colon. When you take antibiotics for another infection like cellulitis, you can kill off good bacteria in your colon that keeps cdiff in check and allow it more "housing space" to thrive and cause infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Miller Dr. Miller
Wound care
32 years in practice
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Still curious if MRSA and cellulitis are the same infection?

Still curious if MRSA and cellulitis are the same infection?

Condition vs cause: Mrsa is a bacteria. Cellulitis is a visible inflammation (itis) of 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, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong! ...Read more

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Dr. Brian Clear Dr. Clear
Family Medicine
8 years in practice
American University of the Caribbean
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I had cellulitis almost 3weeks ago. They drained it then 5 days later it came back as MRSA. Now the wound is about a size of a button. GETTING Better?

I had cellulitis almost 3weeks ago. They drained it then 5 days later it came back as MRSA. Now the wound is about a size of a button. GETTING Better?

Better is good: Because ongoing drainage is important after an abscess is opened, the wound is not sutured closed so will take 3 - 6 weeks to heal depending on size, often longer especially in diabetes. Signs of re-infection include spreading redness, worsening pain, an enlarging mass, thick white/yellow/brown discharge, or fever. Otherwise, a long and gradual course of healing is expected. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Fisher Dr. Fisher
Dermatology
28 years in practice
Morehouse School of Medicine
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Do nerves that have been damaged from mrsa, abscess drained & cellulitis grow back?

Do nerves that have been damaged from mrsa, abscess drained & cellulitis grow back?

Nerve Recovery: Nerve injuries are classified as follows: a first-degree injury, or neurapraxia, will recover within days after the injury, or it may take up to three months. The recovery will be complete with no lasting muscle or sensory problems. A second-degree injury, or axonotmesis, also will recover completely; however, the recovery will take much longer than with a first-degree injury. ...Read more

Dr. Vadim Glukh Dr. Glukh
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
19 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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Is cellulitis a type of mrsa?

Is cellulitis a type of mrsa?

It could be: Cellulitis is a complex clinical picture of infection which could be caused among others by the mrsa. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Fisher Dr. Fisher
Dermatology
28 years in practice
Morehouse School of Medicine
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Is MRSA the main cause of cellulitis nowadays?

Is MRSA the main cause of cellulitis nowadays?

Cellulitis: The majority of cellulitis infections are caused by infection with either strep (streptococcus) or staph (staphylococcus) bacteria. The most common bacteria that cause cellulitis are beta-hemolytic streptococci (groups a, b, c, g, and f). A form of rather superficial cellulitis caused by strep is called erysipelas. However, MRSA cellulitis is on the rise. ...Read more

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan Dr. Dohan
Dermatology
53 years in practice
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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

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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield Dr. Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
49 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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Have cellulitis on my lower abdomen. Had it drained by dr and put on bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for 7 days. Could this be MRSA?

Have cellulitis on my lower abdomen. Had it drained by dr and put on bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for 7 days. Could this be MRSA?

Yes, maybe MRSA: In otherwise healthy people, non-rectal/genital cellulitis and skin abscesses (that's probably what required drainage) are caused by strep or staph, and many staph infections are MRSA. So it's definitely possible. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is the recommended antibiotic because it covers them all, including MRSA. Most likely a culture test was done and will tell whether or not it's MRSA. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Dennis Ruditser Dr. Ruditser
Internal Medicine
5 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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Im not sure what is wrong but i stay sick vomiting, serious gi problems, just recently started experiencing menapause issues such as hot flashes, fewer periods for fewer days, severe nerve and panic and stress issues, skin cellulitis in thighs instantly i

Im not sure what is wrong but i stay sick vomiting, serious gi problems, just recently started experiencing menapause issues such as hot flashes, fewer periods for fewer days, severe nerve and panic and stress issues, skin cellulitis in thighs instantly i

Hypothyroidism?: You should have your thyroid checked as perhaps this can be symptoms of hyperthyroidism. Your doctor can do a basic blood test to look for other problems as well. Any allergies to food? As for the "cellulitis" it sounds more likely to be a rash than an infection since it is located on both thighs, however this should also be looked at more closely. Try to wear fabrics that do not cause chafing ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Eastern Dr. Eastern
Dermatology
40 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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Mrsa staph infection skin problems normal in nursing homes?

Mrsa staph infection skin problems normal in nursing homes?

Wrong word: "normal" isn't really the proper descriptor - serious infections are never normal. Mrsa is, however, a *common* problem in nursing homes -- unfortunately. Good facilities are always on the lookout for infections of any kind in their residents, and when they find them, they treat them promptly. ...Read more

Dr. Amar Dalsania Dr. Dalsania
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
12 years in practice
Ross University School of Medicine
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Are celluitis, c-diff and MRSA related?

Are celluitis, c-diff and MRSA related?

Mostly different.: Cellulitis is a skin infection causing redness, swelling, and/or pain. It can be caused by MRSA rather than typical staph (MSSA) or strep in certain settings. C diff is not directly related to the other two unless of course antibiotics are taken for cellulitis/MRSA which can lead to alteration of gut flora and C diff. ...Read more

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Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj Dr. Jayaraj
Internal Medicine
50 years in practice
Dr M.G.R. Medical University, Madras, Christian Medical College
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Dr. Martin Tyson Dr. Tyson
Addiction Medicine
23 years in practice
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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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Dr. Glynis Ablon Dr. Ablon
Dermatology
25 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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Cellulitis on my face or under the skin pimple?

Cellulitis on my face or under the skin pimple?

Cellulitis is a: a concern and looks nothing like a pimple. I would see doctor preferably dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment ...Read more