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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am so sick. Doctors don't know what I have. Maybe cellulitis. I need other medical savvy advice!?
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?
Should you always visit a doctor if you suspect you have cellulitis? Can neosporin or betadine cure it?
I have cellulitis from an insect bite and am taking cephalexin. It's spreading to my other leg now, should I go back to my doctors?
Saw my doc, does not think I have cellulitis, so I need a stat dvt. What do I do until it is scheduled?
Rest: If you have leg swelling, calf pain and risk factors for DVT such as recent surgery, immobilization, clotting disorder etc, and your doc is concerned enough to rule out a dvt, best would be to avoid mobilizing too much, rest so that the clot, if present, does not move, and you could take an Aspirin daily. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bump start two days before doctors. PA thought it was shingles or cellulitis. Bump got bigger. Lymph nodes inflamed. Black and blue now. What is it?
Infection: Lymph node involvement strongly suggests infection. You need a full eval in the ER or with your PCP to localize the site and source of infection ...Read more
I have pain in my forearm and the surface of my arm is very red. There are no bumps, and it doesn't itch. Doctor thinks it's cellulitis. Help?
I have cellulitis, and my doctor has prescribed 4g of cephalexin/day for 4 days. Shouldn't the treatment be for 7-10 days as I have read online?
Why did my doctor prescribe "sulfamethoxazole" for my cellulitis instead of a typical penicillin or cephalosporin?
I had some ultrasounds and they reported low pulses in the ankles. I also have diabetes and what looks like starting ulcers and cellulitis. What doc?
Vascular specialist: Diabetic foot ulcers occur as a result of various factors, such as peripheral neuropathy and peripheral arterial disease. The management of this condition is complex and you should receive care from physicians who have an active interest in this complex problem. Emphasis on routine preventive podiatric care, appropriate shoes, avoidance of smoking and adequate glycemic control should be placed! ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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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