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Treating Cellulitis Without Antibiotics
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.See 2 more doctor answers
Is Ceftin (cefuroxime) going to be effective for treating Cellulitis or any other antib which will work better!!!
Blood test while I was treating cellulitis of my foot, CRP-LIA 12 (reference value 6). Is it too high? All other factors are normal.
High due to infectio: It is high due to the cellulitis which is an infection
See doc: Can get deeper infection in pulp, called a felon (not the criminal kind.See 1 more doctor answer
See a dermatologist: Is it your leg? It is very common that other conditions are mistaken as cellulitis. Then the antibiotic is no help. Stasis dermatitis and erythromelalgia are 2 examples of conditions presenting as red- swollen skin but are not infections. Also there may be an underlying problem such as lymphedema which leads to cellulitis. Then it is useful to address the underlying condition to prevent another ce.See 4 more doctor answers
I'm on my 4th round of antibiotics in addition to a shot and two IV infusions. Should I be concerned that I still have cellulitis?
Have cellulitis packing just came out, should I wash it daily or soak it? How to tell when its ok to let close up? Still on antibiotics
Sensitivites: Hopefully, if you were sick enough to need IV antibiotics, cultures were done to see which specific bacteria caused your cellulitis. If so, then the lab also tests to see which drugs the bacteria is "sensitive" to. These are the best ones to use. These can vary depending on the type of bacteria and where the infection is, if you caught it in hospital or at home, etc. As always, finish all the med!See 2 more doctor answers
Depends: If cellulitis is bacterial and you have an antibiotic that the bug is sensitive to, there can be dramatic improvement (assuming you are in good health, etc). Might take longer to have a less sensitive bug respond. Lots of variables here, of course, but you get the idea. I hope you get well soon!See 2 more doctor answers
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.
I have cellulitis and have been on antibiotic for 2 days and now it has started to itch...what does that mean?
I had 14 antibiotics shots for cellulitis, 2 weeks ago and I have pain till now at the location of shots. Why?
IM Injections: Intramuscular Injections are painful and require time to have the Muscle heal from them! Pain is different in everybody! Some are more sensitive than others! Some people take two to three weeks to be totally pain free after being submitted to scheduled intramuscular antibiotic injections!
I have cellulitis and got prescribed antibiotics last night. I started taking them but the pain is worse today than yesterday. Should I be worried?
Call your doctor: You did not mention the site of your infection. If the infection is getting worse, you should notify your doctor immediately. You may need systemic (iv or im) antibiotics.See 1 more doctor answer
Just found out I have cellulitis froma fall, started antibiotics (only taken one thus far) and am terrified. What do I do? Will the anti biotics fix I
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