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Can cellulitis of the scalp be cured just wondeinng cuase I have it?

Can cellulitis of the scalp be cured just wondeinng cuase I have it?

Antibiotics: Cellulitis is an infection of the skin. If in fact you have cellulitis in your scalp you must see a doctor asap to start you on antibiotics. ...Read more

Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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I'm suffering from Cellulitis of the scalp any over-the-counter products will you recommend?

I'm suffering from Cellulitis of the scalp any over-the-counter products will you recommend?

Cellulitis: If this is true cellulitis you will need antibiotics as treatment. There are other causes of rash on scalp. See primary doctor or dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have cellulitis on my scalp and i just got on to some antibiotics. Can it still spread while I'm on those antibiotics?

Probably not: Its good your doctor started you on antibiotics but after a normal course about 7 – 10 day should be re checked to made sure no further progression of cellulitis. ...Read more

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I've been on antibiotics for four days for cellulitis on my scalp and its not improving. I'm on remicade (infliximab) could that affect my healing?

I've been on antibiotics for four days for cellulitis on my scalp and its not improving.  I'm on remicade (infliximab) could that affect my healing?

See below: If you are due for a treatment of Remicade (infliximab) soon, it is always good to postpone it until an infection resolves as it affects it you're healing process which involves your immune system. Once the infection resolves, you can resume the remicade (infliximab). ...Read more

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After 5 years of taking doxycycline for dissecting cellulitis of the scalp it is no longer working so should I continue taking it or stop?

After 5 years of taking doxycycline for dissecting cellulitis of the scalp it is no longer working so should I continue taking it or stop?

Culture again: The bacteria that cause this smoldering infection may be replaced by resistant ones. Culture of your scalp should Be repeated ...Read more

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Many gnat bites on scalp 6 days ago. Itch & draining. Painful swollen nodes back of scalp and neck, esp neck. How to treat? No fever or cellulitis.

Many gnat bites on scalp 6 days ago. Itch & draining. Painful swollen nodes back of scalp and neck, esp neck. How to treat? No fever or cellulitis.

? could be infection: Drainage implies infection of your scalp/skin. If it is yellowish discharge then it certainly is infection which will require antibiotics by mouth. Go see your doctor. Itching can be relieved with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) capsules(may make you sleepy). If it is more than a small area(less than one inch) which is draining, you need to see a doctor to help you treat it better. ...Read more

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Does cellulitis cause meningitis? I heard it could.

Does cellulitis cause meningitis? I heard it could.

Rarely: This infection is usually confined to the tissues involved. Normal immune factors keep it in check unless it is ignored and extends due to lack of treatment. Someone with a compromised immune system would be at higher risk. Your routine cellulitis is rarely if ever going to enter the blood to travel to the brain. ...Read more

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What is the cause of preseptal cellulitis and how can it be treated?

Bacterial infection: Preseptal cellulitis is usually a bacterial infection of the tissues surrounding the eye. It is treated with systemic antibiotics, often augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) but can be others depending on the patient and the presumed source of infection. It should be followed closely because it can spread through the orbital septum and affect the eye and orbital tissues. ...Read more

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What is cellulitis? How it causes? Need to avoid any food to prevent it become worse? How to treat it?

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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Causes of cellulitis in vagina?

Bacterial infection: Cellulitis is a bacterial infection. It's impossible for me to know which bacteria is causing this, but you would be wise to make sure you don't have a sexually transmitted infection. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes cellulitis?

What causes cellulitis?

Bacteria: Infection inside the skin with swelling and heat which requires oral antibiotics for 10 days. Recurrences are possible. Treat any athletes foot infection to prevent recurrence. ...Read more

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What could cause cellulitis to reoccur?

What could cause cellulitis to reoccur?

Reinfected: Usually it is re-infection not re-occurrence. For example, when a person developed cellulitis on lower legs, he/she might have fungal infection involving feet, toe webs or toes. The fungal infection causes open wound in those areas. Later, bactiriae might enter these channels, reaching lower legs and developing the cellulitis again. The fungal infection should be treated in the first palce. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could fleabites cause cellulitis and what is it?

Not directly: Fleabites directly do not cause cellulitis. However, there is surrounding inflammation which can become itchy and if you scratch these bites you can transfer the bacteria from your nails into the flea bite. This can then become infected and cause cellulitis ...Read more

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Can cellulitis be caused from a cell biopsy?

Cellulitis: Cellulitis occurs when one or more types of bacteria enter through a crack or break in your skin. The two most common types of bacteria that are causes of cellulitis are streptococcus and staphylococcus. The incidence of a more serious staphylococcus infection called methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is increasing. Yes, the biopsy site could have become infected. ...Read more

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What is the cause of cellulitis of the skin?

What is the cause of cellulitis of the skin?

Many causes: 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 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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Does cellulitis itch? Also, does the redness it causes come and go?

Does cellulitis itch? Also, does the redness it causes come and go?

Cellulitis: The term literally means inflammation of the skin. Inflammation produces pain (itching is a subliminal form of pain), redness, warmth and hardness of the area. Do not know, since cannot see, what your area of involvement is, but if it does not clear up see a doctor. ...Read more

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Can sunburn cause cellulitis in diabetics?

Can sunburn cause cellulitis in diabetics?

A deep burn can.: Sunburn can be quite extensive and may even cause second degree burns in some people. If blisters from then the skin is weakened and can open leading to infection. ...Read more

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How can a sunburn cause cellulitis and what is the treatment?

How can a sunburn cause cellulitis and what is the treatment?

Yes and no: A sunburn can open the skin barrier to surface germs that can enter the oozing open wound and cause cellulitis or impetigo. Keeping the burn clean and using antibiotic sprays or ointments can prevent this. If it is progressing, see the doc for additional measures. ...Read more

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How long to completely recover from Cellulitis? Does Cellulitis stay in your body forever? Does Cellulitis cause nerve damage?

How long to completely recover from Cellulitis? Does Cellulitis stay in your body forever? Does Cellulitis cause nerve damage?

Depends: Cellulitis is inflammation of the skin and underlying soft tissue in a certain area. It can have many causes, and the duration of it will depend on how long it takes the underlying cause, such as infection, to resolve. It can take anywhere from a day or two to a few weeks. Sometimes it requires an operation to remove the affected tissue. It is rare for nerves to be permanently affected. ...Read more

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Can cellulitis cause death?

Can cellulitis cause death?

Yes: Cellulitis is a description of a skin infection most commonly caused by staphylococcus or streptococcus. If the organism causing the infection spreads to the blood stream sepsis and shock can result. Sepsis can be fatal, especially in someone with other medical problems like diabetes. ...Read more

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How frequently does cellulitis cause death?

Find the cause: Cellulitis is an inflammation (red, hot swollen and tender) of the skin and soft tissues. It can be cause by many things such as bacteria, sunburn, vein disease and trauma all of which have different treatments. Depending on where it occurs and what is the cause, changes the treatment. If you keep having recurrences, the treatments are wrong, seek another opinion. Death usually does not occur. ...Read more

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Can cellulitis cause bruising?

Can cellulitis cause bruising?

Yes: It cause discoloration and be associated with a hemorraghic skin color. This will resolve slowly after the cellulitis is treated. It is important to prevent recurrences by treating any athletes foot infection which is often a portal of entry. ...Read more

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Can cellulitis cause flu like symptoms?

Not typically: Cellulitis is defined as a localized skin infection which should be diagnosed by warmth, redness, tenderness and possible swelling. Flu like symptoms would include generalized body aches, fever, fatigue, and possible cough or congestion. Flu (influenza) is a virus while cellulitis is typically bacterial. However, if cellulitis spreads to the blood then some flu like symptoms could be possible. ...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