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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)

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


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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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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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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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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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At my last check up, I forgot to tell the doctor about periorbital cellulitis. Is that ok?

At my last check up, I forgot to tell the doctor about periorbital cellulitis. Is that ok?

Currently?: Usually orbital cellulitis causes enough signs and symptoms that a physician could see there is something wrong and refer if needed. How long ago was the infection? Already treated or resolved? Need more details. ...Read more

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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 more

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Was ivdu now clean 2y. Painful memories, hate myself. Can I not tell new doc abt history of related hospital stay (cellulitis) so I can move on?

You have a choice: But it is important for your doctor to know your entire history. Speaking for myself, I would not judge you for your past except to reemphasize that you did good by getting past it. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Why did my doctor prescribe "sulfamethoxazole" for my cellulitis instead of a typical penicillin or cephalosporin?

Why did my doctor prescribe "sulfamethoxazole" for my cellulitis instead of a typical penicillin or cephalosporin?

Resistance: There is an increasing amount of resistance to penicillins and cephalosporins in the bacteria that cause skin infections, but sulfamethoxazole is one of the antibiotics that is still effective. ...Read more

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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?

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 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