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Should you get into a hot tub with cellulitis?

Should you get into a hot tub with cellulitis?

No: Regular bath is ok but a hot tub may even be a source of skin infections if not properly cleaned. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Miller
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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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What is method to reduce pain and itching? My hot tub folliculitis has turned to cellulitis and I am on oral and I.V antibiotics. Thanks

What is method to reduce pain and itching? My hot tub folliculitis has turned to cellulitis and I am on oral and I.V antibiotics. Thanks

See answer: Would be reluctant to apply any pain relieving cream or anti-itch lotion on an area of cellulitis. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or OTC NSAIDS for pain. If ineffective possibly tylenol (acetaminophen) with codeine or hydrocodone...both narcotics. OTC antihistamines for itch. Benadryl, but may be sedating.(ok at bedtime). Zyrtec(cetirizine) is the strongest less sedating antihistamine. ...Read more

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Can putting ice in zip bag on hand to get for swelling it turns a pink color look to a dr like it is cellulitis never hot or raised put on kepflex?

Can putting ice in zip bag on hand to get for swelling it turns a pink color look to a dr like it is cellulitis  never hot or raised  put on kepflex?

Cannot diagnose: But ice packs on your hand may elicit an inflammatory reaction after removal. Without seeing this impossible to tell what is really going on, but cellulitis sounds unlikely and use of antibiotics without a good reason is not a wise thing to do. See a doctor and have this hand examined and then dealt with appropriately. ...Read more

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Time frame from bug bite to get cellulitis?

Time frame from bug bite to get cellulitis?

Could be quick: If you have immune compromise it could be hours, if not it might take a day or two. Immune compromise can be from diabetes mellitus, cancer or if you've received an organ donation and take suppressive drugs. Those taking Prednisone or rheumatoid arthritis medications can also catch infections easily. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get over cellulitis?

How long does it take to get over cellulitis?

Depends on cause: A better question is why did you have it. There may be an underlying situation making you prone to it. Also note that half the diagnoses are not cellulitis but something else which should be recognized and managed. ...Read more

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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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How long for cellulitis to clear up after vancomycin 1gram, 2 doses? Can it get worse before getting better, initially after completing cancomycin?

How long for cellulitis to clear up after vancomycin 1gram, 2 doses? Can it get worse before getting better, initially after completing cancomycin?

A few days: Cellulitis usually needs at least a couple of days to start improving after starting antibiotic treatment, and indeed the symptoms can worsen for a day or two. It usually takes a couple of weeks to completely clear up entirely. To be safest, contact the doctor treating you -- but in the meantime, continue treatment as prescribed. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you get cellulitis from mosquito bites?

Can you get cellulitis from mosquito bites?

Yes: If you scratch the bite area repeatedly it can become secondarily infected infected. ...Read more

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Looking for answer to how do you get cellulitis infection?

Looking for answer to how do you get cellulitis infection?

What's 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. ...Read more

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How do people get cellulitis?

How do people get cellulitis?

Crack in skin: Bacteria invade lymphatics amd blood through a crack in the feet- ath tees foot or through trauma that allows entry. ...Read more

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