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What can I do for my cellulitis without going to a doctor?

What can I do for my cellulitis without going to a doctor?

Cellulitis?: Cellulitis-infection of the skin of a bacterial origin. It is usually warm tender, red, expanding region of the body surface; it can be accompanied by a fever, pain. You must see a medical professional, if new&very mild an immediate appt. If unsure-go to the er. This is especially true if you are immune deficient-diabetic, poor circulation, elderly. Blood clots could also be a dx-med emergency. ...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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What tests can my doctor do to diagnose cellulitis?

What tests can my doctor do to diagnose cellulitis?

None or cultures: Cellulitis is a clinical diagnosis, which means doctors may diagnose it on history and physical exam alone. Cellulitis has a characteristic look and presents as an area of redness, swelling and warmth. Doctors can do wound or blood cultures, but these tests will not help make a definitive diagnosis of cellulitis. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is cellulitis of the hand?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is cellulitis of the hand?

Have it evaluated.: Cellulitis is an inflammation or infection of the soft tissue. Cellulitis can lead to complications if not treated appropriately. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor sees somebody for orbital cellulitis?

What kind of doctor sees somebody for orbital cellulitis?

ER, or EyeMD: This is an urgent problem that needs quick attention. Go to the er if you do not have an eyemd who can see you soon. You did not say how old the patient is but for babies, a pediatrician would be a good place to start also. ...Read more

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How do doctors diagnose and treat periorbital and orbital cellulitis?

How do doctors diagnose and treat periorbital and orbital cellulitis?

Orbital cellulitis: History and sometimes a ct is required. Preseptal orbitial cellulitis (superficial) can be treated with oral antibiotics; however, postseptal cellulitis (ie deeper) requires IV antibiotics. ...Read more

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Brown pus coming out of cellulitis, do I need to see my doctor?

Brown pus coming out of cellulitis, do I need to see my doctor?

Yes: Brown pus is digested blood. You could be bleeding inside. You need confirmation and blood is also a rich medium for bacteria so the infection can flare up. Need adjustment of your antibiotics. ...Read more

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I found out yesterday that lisa has cellulitis she was treated with IV antibiotics. Now the doctors want to give her oral steroids is that normal?

I found out yesterday that lisa has cellulitis she was treated with IV antibiotics.  Now the doctors want to give her oral steroids is that normal?

Therapy: The best place to get an answer to this is from the doctor who prescribed the steroids. This is not necessarily typical treatment for uncomplicated cellulitis, but without full medical records and an exam have no idea what is going on here. ...Read more

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Should you always visit a doctor if you suspect you have cellulitis? Can neosporin or betadine cure it?

Should you always visit a doctor if you suspect you have cellulitis? Can neosporin or betadine cure it?

Yes: Really the treatment for cellulitis is oral or IV antibiotics primarily, and sometimes there is a deeper tissue problem. Wisest to see your doc. ...Read more

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