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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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What is treatment for facial cellulitis i?

What is treatment for facial cellulitis i?

Cellulitis: Facial cellulitis is a bacterial skin infection that occurs on the face. The infection is characterized by swelling, redness, warmth, and pain. Risk factors for the condition include problems in the lymphatic system, upper respiratory infections, and infections of the teeth or middle ear. Treatment is with oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is there an effective treatment for cellulitis?

Is there an effective treatment for cellulitis?

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. ...Read more

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What is a good antibiotic for cellulitis after the parenteral treatment?

Can't answer: It all depends on where the cellulitis was, what caused it, what the cultures grew out, and what your medical history is. For example, sometimes cellulitis grows out the MRSA bacteria which requires a completely different treatment than a usual infection in a healthy person. Also, a cellulitis in the groin may require a different treatment than one in the neck. ...Read more

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What is a good antibiotic for cellulitis following the i. V. Antibiotic treatment?

What is a good antibiotic for cellulitis following the i. V. Antibiotic treatment?

It depends: There are bacteria that are resistant to certain antibiotics and are not effective. Your doctor needs to consider what antibiotics have been used in the past, possibly culture the infection to see what antibiotics will work now if needed. ...Read more

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Is there a for sure treatment for cellulitis?

Is there a for sure treatment for cellulitis?

Antibiotics: Cellulitis is a bacterial infection that involves deeper layers of subcutaneous tissue and can spread quickly, sometimes leading to life-threatening complications. Proper treatment with antibiotics, often initial intravenously then followed by oral treatment, is the appropriate way to treat. If cultures are available then that will greatly aid the choice of medicines. ...Read more

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Treatment for cellulitis Extreme infection?

Treatment for cellulitis Extreme infection?

Need details: Cellulitis is a serious bacterial infection. Antibiotic is useful. The term is frequently used when poorly-informed DR's notice red, swollen skin. Eczema, stasis dermatitis, contact dermatitis are much more common than cellulitis and require very different therapy. If it is itchy rather than painful, if there is no fever, if there is clear discharge instead of pus, bet on something other than cell ...Read more

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What can I do for lingering swelling in my lower leg after cellulitis treatment?

What can I do for lingering swelling in my lower leg after cellulitis treatment?

Ted hose: Wear compression stockings. But only after your doc has looked at your leg and doesn't think you still have a lingering cellulitis or anything else causing the swelling. Also if you have very bad circulation, you should wear the stockings only if your doc says it's ok. ...Read more

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What is a home treatment for cellulitis if diabetic?

What is a home treatment for cellulitis if diabetic?

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. ...Read more

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How can a sunburn cause cellulitis and what is the treatment?

How can a sunburn cause cellulitis and what is the treatment?

Yes and no: A sunburn can open the skin barrier to surface germs that can enter the oozing open wound and cause cellulitis or impetigo. Keeping the burn clean and using antibiotic sprays or ointments can prevent this. If it is progressing, see the doc for additional measures. ...Read more

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Please tell me precautions after treatment for cellulitis at lower leg. I often have swelling at the lower leg?

Please tell me precautions after treatment for cellulitis at lower leg. I often have swelling at the lower leg?

Treat swelling: The key to long term success and prevention of future problems is to aggressively treat the leg swelling. Wound centers often use multilayer compression wraps to get swelling controlled and compression stockings to maintain it. You might also be a candidate for a home compression pump or even a venous ablation procedure. Ask your doctor about these treatments. ...Read more

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Can cellulitis go away with out treatment?

Can cellulitis go away with out treatment?

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, the treatment changes. If you keep having recurrences, the treatments are wrong, seek another opinion. ...Read more

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How long after beginning treatment for cellulitis do the symptoms begin to go away?

Tx cellulitis?: Depends upon the organism causing the cellulitis, the initiation of the treatments, etc. Best to see in person an infectious disease doctor. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with cellulitis bad circulation in my legs is there some kind of treatment for this?

Yes for both: Cellulitis is skin infection and is treated with antibiotics-- typically you need to have an adequate blood supply in order for the antibiotics to reach the site of infection though. If your blood supply is poor, you would need further studies to identify why and where exactly the problem is, such as angiogram, ct or mri, and then there are many options to improve it with stents, bypass etc ...Read more

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Worried! I have peri orbital cellulitis and the drs put me on intravenous kephlex/cephlexan. I'm scared that it's going to harm my 9 week pregnancy?

Worried! I have peri orbital cellulitis and the drs put me on intravenous kephlex/cephlexan. I'm scared that it's going to harm my 9 week pregnancy?

What did your OB say: That antibiotic is safe in pregnancy and u want to stop the infection before it gets worse the infection should not affect the baby as long as it is properly treated and resolves. ...Read more

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Should I still have pain three days after starting antibiotic treatment for cellulitis by surgical incision on posterior. Pain is better but significa?

Should I still have pain three days after starting antibiotic treatment for cellulitis by surgical incision on posterior. Pain is better but significa?

Call your surgeon: Obviously pain is normal in the area of a surgical incision, particularly if you developed cellulitis. If it doesn't seem like it's getting better on the antibiotics, it is possible that an abscess is forming under the skin. See your surgeon for an exam. May also need to order imaging studies to try to see what's beneath the skin. Hope this helps, and best of luck! ...Read more

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Crp20 WBC 20 is it safe to gave dental work done. Post bacterial cellulitis and intensive antibotic treatment?

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. ...Read more

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My friends son has cellulitis, she is taking care of him. I have stage 1vaginal cancer, im taking radiation treatments. Is it safe for her to visit me?

My friends son has cellulitis, she is taking care of him. I have stage 1vaginal cancer, im taking radiation treatments. Is it safe for her to visit me?

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 they have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses is wrong. ...Read more

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Is breast cellulitis common in early pregnany is it dangerous my doctor prescribed dicloxacillian 4x a day for 7 days.

Is breast cellulitis common in early pregnany is it dangerous my doctor prescribed dicloxacillian 4x a day for 7 days.

Early treatment key: While cellulitis of the breast is not common, it can occur during pregnancy. Because it is an infection early diagnosis and treatment is key. Never take any medications without your obgyn approval. It sounds as though you are getting the care and treatment you need. Good luck with the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it normal for swelling and pain to get worse with in two days of treatment for cellulitus?

Is it normal for swelling and pain to get worse with in two days of treatment for cellulitus?

Yes it can: Yes it can it take a while for the antibiotic to reach a therapeutic level in the blood so the cellulitis will get worst before it start getting better
did you have iv antibiotic or oral because it does make a difference
if the redness and pain continue to get worst specially if it is associated with chills you better go to the emergency room or at least let your doctor know how are you doing ...Read more

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Why would a new dr suggest klonopin over Xanax (alprazolam) when Xanax (alprazolam) works& I went for cellulitus got no treatment for it which resulted in ER trip? Ridiculous

Why would a new dr suggest klonopin over Xanax (alprazolam) when Xanax (alprazolam) works& I went for cellulitus got no treatment for it which resulted in ER trip? Ridiculous

Cellulitis: There is no relationship between cellulitis and xanax (alprazolam) or klonopin. You haven't listed why you're on xanax (alprazolam) or Klonopin in the first place, but your new doctor may have thought a longer-acting benzodiazepine would work more smoothly for you. It's always best to ask the prescribing doctor any questions about medications you're not clear about. ...Read more

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I've been on keflex, 500 mg, four times a day for cellutis. Its only been a day of treatment. Redness is going away but spreading towards eye. Concern?

I've been on keflex, 500 mg, four times a day for cellutis. Its only been a day of treatment. Redness is going away but spreading towards eye. Concern?

Not yet: If it's improving, give it some time. Keflex is generally a good medicine for facial cellulitis. If you are concerned, see your eye doctor to make sure. ...Read more

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How easy is it to cure cellulitis?

How easy is it to cure cellulitis?

It depends: Cellulitis is an infection of the skin and underlying tissue, often by an infection. It is commonly treated with an antibiotic. The success & duration of treatment depends on the extent and depth of the infection, whether surgical drainage is necessary, the type of bacteria causing the infection, and the patient's other medical conditions. ...Read more

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What can cure cellulitis? Is it deadly?

What can cure cellulitis? Is it deadly?

Cellulitis: Cellulitis is an infection of the deep layer of skin (dermis) and the layer of fat and tissues just under the skin (the subcutaneous tissues).Without treatment, a 'battle' is fought between the immune system and the invading germs (bacteria).Therefore, treatment is usually advised as soon as cellulitis is diagnosed, to stop it spreading to become serious. Http://patient. Info/health/cellulitis-and-erysipelas-leaflet ...Read more

Dr. Michael Miller
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Cellulitis (Definition)

A common skin condition that is caused by bacteria. Common symptoms may include fever, a skin sore that appears suddenly and grows quickly, and redness, pain, and tenderness ...Read more