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What Causes Cellulitis
Cellulitis: Cellulitis is an inflammation of the skin; the usual reference to this term is that the inflammation is caused from a bacterium. If the infection becomes overwhelming, the bacteria works it's way into the bloodstream resulting in sepsis. We treat this condition with antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Phlebitis: Phlebitis is inflammation of a vein. itis means inflammation. Phleb means vein. Phlebitis can be from thrombosis (clot), also known as thrombophlebitis. Phlebitis can occur from injury, drugs (birth control pills), stasis or from thrombophilic disorders (genetic), among other causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
BOILS CAUSES: BOILS ARE DEEP, LOCALIZED SKIN INFECTIONS. CAN BE CAUSED BY AN INFECTED INGROWN HAIR OR A SPLINTER OR BY FOREIGN BODY LODGED IN THE SKIN. HOT COMPRESSES OFTEN HELP TO RELIEVE THE PAIN, BUT YOU SHOULD SEE YOUR DOCTOR TO MAKE SURE YOU DO NOT HAVE VARIOUS OTHER DISORDERS SUCH AS DIABETES. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Reinfected: Usually it is re-infection not re-occurrence. For example, when a person developed cellulitis on lower legs, he/she might have fungal infection involving feet, toe webs or toes. The fungal infection causes open wound in those areas. Later, bactiriae might enter these channels, reaching lower legs and developing the cellulitis again. The fungal infection should be treated in the first palce. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Vessel inflammation: Several causes had been linked to certain types of vasculitis but most of them we do not know the causes. There are what we call primary vasculitis ( meaning without underlying disease/process) and secondary vasculitis to for example other rheumatic diseases like lupus or rheumatoid vasculitis. Infections like hepatitis C and/or B are linked to others. Also drugs can cause vasculitis. ...Read more
Retained Secretions: Along the upper and lower eyelids are dozens of meibomian glands. There job is to secrete an oily substance to mix with your natural tears. In the case of a stye, aka chalazion, the secretions become so thick (think of dried toothpaste) the gland can't empty its secretions. The gland gets bigger due to built up secretions causing redness, pain and inflammation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Terminology: Best used as part of a diagnosis of either acute or chronic auto-immune neuropathy, such as Guillain-Barre or CIDP, both usually causing diffuse weakness, affecting nerve roots emanating from spinal canal and their peripheral innervations. So, full term for CIDP is chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy. ...Read more
Skin infection: Impetigo is a term used to describe a superficial skin infection that causes painful redness, occasionally blisters and hallmark has " honey-crusted" lesions. It is highly contagious through skin contact and is usually caused by staph aureus and occasionally streptococcus. It is treated with antibiotics - usually oral and topical along with keeping lesions clean with soap and water. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
ALLERG/ALLERG/INFLAM: You need evaluation to see if it is viral or bacterial infection or allergic pink eye conjunctivitis. There are other causes of inflammation in iris due to systemic dieases like sarcoidosis, rheumatoid arthritis or some other condition condition is called iritis, can make eyes red or pink. ...Read more
Vein problem: Inflammation of a vein is phlebitis, and the causes are blood clot, chemical irritation as following intravenous medications, indwelling intravenous catheter, trauma, and infection. Presentation is with redness, cord-like feel of the involved veins, tenderness, swelling, heat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Bacterial resistance means that a bacteria is resistant to the bacteristatic or bactericidal effects of one or more antibiotics. There are many mechanisms that bacteria use to develop this resistance. They include the production of enzymes that degrade the antibiotic, altering the binding site of the antibiotic, pumping the antibiotic out of the cell after penetration etc., etc. ...Read more
Several issues: Conjunctivitis=inflammation of the conjunctiva irritant : dust, hair spray, mascara, chemicals germ: bacterial, chlamydia, viral allergy: air born pollen conjunctivitis is a unifying label for many things that cause inflammation but most use the term for the germ causes. Exam by your doc is a simple way to define the cause more accurately. ...Read more
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