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Tips To Cellulitis
I have cellulitis infection on tip of left buttocks. I have been on meds for 2 days now and it wont stop bleeding. How serious is this?
Follow up with your : For a thorough exam and assessment. Compression on the wound should stop bleeding.Otherwise go to an urgent care asap. If it was continuously bleeding from the time you've typed in the question up to the time i'm answering it, i wonder if u r still breathing (joke!). Finish your antibiotics. Enjoy life! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/tc/cellulitis-topic-overview. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Clinical: Really a clinical diagnosis with redness, warmth, tenderness, swelling, maybe fever. Some tests can support the clinical diagnosis such as elevated white count or esr, and radiologic tests such as us, ct, MRI can also support diagnosis, but not usually necessary unless doc is trying to rule out an underlying deeper tissue problem such as abscess. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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