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Is it safe to swim while I have cellulitis?

Is it safe to swim while I have cellulitis?

Not a good idea: If you are healing from cellulitis & the cause is/was infectious in nature or an abscess, ur primary focus needs to be to let it heal 1st completely, depending on where it's located.If on the body that is in contact or submerged in pool water, it's best to avoid it altogether, as not all pools are as clean as they should be & can cause ur condition to worsen.Patience/waiting is the best medicine. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Miller
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Cellulitis (Definition)

Cellulitis is 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 just got out of the hospital for cellulitis, & tomorrow I have school. Is it safe for me to go to school?

I just got out of the hospital for cellulitis, & tomorrow I have school. Is it safe for me to go to school?

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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Is it safe for my mother to sleep in my mother-in-law's bed, who was just diagnosed today with cellulitis?

Yes: Unless she has open wounds, the infection of her leg is not likely to be contagious. Of course, she should be on some form of treatment to assure that she is getting better. Take a look at the topics of venous stasis and venous insufficiency as these may also be what is causing her cellultis if it involves her legs. ...Read more

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19 mnth old developed Cellulitis in arm after 18mnth vaccine. Are antibioics safe to use 3 days later? Will this have any negative effects?

19 mnth old developed Cellulitis in arm after 18mnth vaccine. Are antibioics safe to use 3 days later? Will this have any negative effects?

Cellulitis: Antibiotics would be safe to use. Have your doctor confirm whether this is a bad reaction or a secondary infection. Sorry for her troubles but thanks for having her immunized. All the best. ...Read more

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I am on antibiotics for Cellulitis in my eye lid right now. I want to go to the beach. Is it safe to be in the sun with my eye a little puffy?

I am on antibiotics for Cellulitis in my eye lid right now.  I want to go to the beach.  Is it safe to be in the sun with my eye a little puffy?

Yes/no: You can go to the Beach, but some antibiotics like Doxycycline are photo-sensitive and you can get a burn if in the sun while on them. It is important for you to use high strength SPF and it would be wise for you to wear a good pair of UV protecting Sun glasses as well. ...Read more

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My friends son has cellulitis, she is taking care of him. I have stage 1vaginal cancer, im taking radiation treatments.Is it safe for her to visit me?

My friends son has cellulitis, she is taking care of him. I have stage 1vaginal cancer, im taking radiation treatments.Is it safe for her to visit me?

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 they have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses is wrong. ...Read more

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Crp20 WBC 20 is it safe to gave dental work done .Post bacterial cellulitis and intensive antibotic treatment?

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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