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Scalp Cellulitis Causes
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
I have cellulitis on my scalp and i just got on to some antibiotics. Can it still spread while I'm on those antibiotics?
Can I die from cellulitis of the scalp im 23 black male I have a lil girl name tiona with a second baby on the way also including a beautifull wife?
Wrong question: Begin with a more precise diagnosis. See a dermatologist. ...Read more
Hi, I'm looking for dermatologists in my area who specializes in dissecting cellulitis of the scalp. If you could provide any information please?
Dermatologist: Can you gives us the location in order to provide you with a Dermatologist? ...Read more
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
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?
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
Is there an immunosuppressant drug that can be taken for Scalp cellultis? And is the thyroid gland responsible for the follicle attack?
Wrong question: See a dermatologist. Begin with a diagnosis. Treatment depends on diagnosis. Forget any other questions. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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