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Is cellulitis serious?

Is cellulitis serious?

Cellulitis.: Cellulitis is a bacterial infection of the skin. It's superficial and treatable with antibiotics, either topical or oral. Some infections can be very severe and possibly deadly (MRSA), so don't take cellulitis lightly. See a doctor if you have symptoms of redness, warmth and tenderness of an area of your skin, especially if you have fever, chills or sweats. ...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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Can you die from cellulitis?

Can you die from cellulitis?

Rarely: The infection in severe cases can spread causing sepsis. It is best to treat early with antibiotics so that infection resolves and does cause complications such as scarring, color change or systemic effects. ...Read more

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Any ways to cure cellulitis?

Any ways to cure cellulitis?

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. ...Read more

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Is there tests for cellulitis?

Is there tests for cellulitis?

No: Just clinical exam of swelling het and redness not associated with a vein problem. See a doctor if there is any chance that you have cellulitis. ...Read more

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What are the tests for cellulitis?

What are the tests for cellulitis?

Exam: Really physical exam is best-- occasionally doc may check labs to determine extent of infections.G white blood cell count. Depending on severity/location, possible may need imaging studies to rule out underlying abscess such as ultrasound, mri, ct. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is cellulitis?

What sort of disease is cellulitis?

Skin disorder: Redness and swelling of the skin, commonly infectious in origin. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cellulitis?

Redness swelling pai: Cellulitis causes pain, redness, swelling, warmth and loss of function of the affected area. There may be fever, local discharge and in severe cases, abscess formation and tissue necrosis. Rarely cellulitis causes rapid necrosis, commonly known as flesh eating bacterial infection. ...Read more

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What are the concerns with having cellulitis?

What are the concerns with having cellulitis?

Spreading: Cellulitis, or skin infection, concerns us when it takes longer than 7 days to improve, or gets worse: spreading across more skin or going deeper into your blood. Watch out for increased pain, redness, red streaks, fever/chills, feeling bleah (malaise). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cellulitis and signs?

Infected/inflammed: Cellulitis is simply an inflammation of the skin ("itis") that can be caused by many factors including infection, or anything that causes inflammation like sunburn or vein disease.. Inflammation means the tissues are red, hot, swollen, and tender. Antibiotics should not be used unless it is absolutely infected which should involve more than simply the presence of inflammation. ...Read more

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What might happen if I don’t get cellulitis treated?

What might happen if I don’t get cellulitis treated?

Worsening infection: Cellulitis is a skin infection. Normally oral antibiotics will cure the infection. If the infection is left untreated the infection cold worsen and spread internally into the blood stream. A blood stream infection would then require hospitalization for intravenous antibiotics.Blood stream infections are potentially fatal. ...Read more

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