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What causes cellulitis?

What causes cellulitis?

Bacteria: Infection inside the skin with swelling and heat which requires oral antibiotics for 10 days. Recurrences are possible .Treat any athletes foot infection to prevent recurrence. ...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 causes impetigo?

What causes impetigo?

A skin infection: Impetigo is a bacterial skin infection. It is usually caused by either streptococcal and/or staphylococcal bacteria. It can be treated with an oral antibiotic or a topical antibiotic like muciporcin. ...Read more

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What causes phlebitis?

What causes phlebitis?

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 more

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What causes boils?

What causes boils?

Infection: Bacterial infection, usually staph, of hair follicle leading to suppurative inflammation. Predisposing factors like diabetes, ingrown hair, excessive moisture and immune deficiency favor multiple or recurrent boils. ...Read more

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What causes boils?

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 more

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What causes sepsis?

What causes sepsis?

Infection: Sepsis is related to a severe infection. With severe involvement can see low blood pressure and organ malfunction. ...Read more

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What could cause cellulitis to reoccur?

What could cause cellulitis to reoccur?

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 more

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What is vasculitis? What causes it?

What is vasculitis? What causes it?

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

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What causes styes?

What causes styes?

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 more

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What is hemophilic meningitis? What causes it?

What is hemophilic meningitis? What causes it?

Maybe: Hemophilus meningitis ? It is a bacteria that children are immunized for making it less common. It still exists and important to treat is quickly. All the best. ...Read more

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What is polyradiculoneuropathy? What causes it?

What is polyradiculoneuropathy? What causes it?

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

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What is impetigo? What causes impetigo?

What is impetigo? What causes impetigo?

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 more

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What causes eyelid swelling?

What causes eyelid swelling?

Many causes.: There are many causes of eyelid swelling. See an ophthalmologist for help with this. ...Read more

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What is uveitis and what causes it?

What is uveitis and what causes it?

Um..: Too vague. An inflammation of the uvea. Often idiopathic. Could be due to host of infectious/inflammatory diseases. ...Read more

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What causes pinkeye?

What causes pinkeye?

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

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What is phlebitis, and what causes it?

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 more

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What is bacterial resistance and what causes it?

What is bacterial resistance and what causes it?

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

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What causes conjunctivitis?

What causes conjunctivitis?

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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What causes streptococcal infections?

What causes streptococcal infections?

Bacteria: Streptococcus , a bacteria, causes these infections and can lead to serious complications such as rheumatic heart disease which can be permanent, if the strep is untreated with antibiotics. See your doctor if worried about strep. ...Read more

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