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Symptoms Of Perianal 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have cellulitis and i had it a year ago also. It doesn't seem to be spreading as fast this time. I've had all of the symptoms. What should I do?
Go see your PCP: My attendings back in boston had a saying..Cellulitis begets cellulitis. Lymphatic channels are scarred and tissue damaged. You should be evaluated by your pcp as soon as possible. Cellulitis is a severe and potentially life threatening condition. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you suggest if my cellulitis symptoms lasted a week and disappeared completely a month ago, am I cured?
Cellulitis gone: If you had cellulitis and the symptoms have disappeared after one month, you are technically free of cellulitis but you must avoid what caused it. Do not scratch yourself without washing your hands and nails first. Use a clean soft tooth brush over the area that had the cellulitis if it gets itchy. Use daily skin moisturizers Containing Vitamin E and Zinc to keep the skin healthy. ...Read more
What are symptoms of cellulitis? How do you tell the difference between cellulitis and folliculitis?
See below: Cellulitis is an infection of the skin and subcutaneous tissue caused by a small or microscopic break in the skin that allows staphylococcus or streptococcus colonizing the skin to enter and cause infection. It causes the skin to turn a diffuse red color with warmth, swelling and tenderness.Folliculitis is infection of the hair follicles with inflammation and small pustules of the hair follicles. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Red, swollen & pain: Orbital cellulitis is infection around the eye socket. It most often comes from a bad sinus infection but can come from the skin as well. There usually is severe redness and swelling of the eyelids and pain as well. If the infection gets into the back part of the eye socket it can cause vision loss or double vision. This is a serious infection and must treated immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cellulitis for 16 days (eczema related). 14 days on cloxaciline and now 4 days on Cefirax. symptoms improving but very slowly. Should I be worried?
Cellulitis: responds VERY slowly to ORAL antibiotics! As long as there is steady improvement NOT to WORRY! However if there is worsening (spreading) you may require a short course of IV antibiotics! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
I've had cellulitis for 16 days now (eczema related). 14 days on cloxaciline and now 3 days on Cefirax. symptoms improving but very slowly. Any advice?
MRSA: If the response is slower than expected, one would need to consider MRSA as a potential cause. People with eczema tends to have staph colonization on the skin . I usually get a serum vitamin D3 level to make sure that they are not deficient on vitamin D3 which may help fend off skin infection. ...Read more
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