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What Causes Cellulitis On Legs
Many possibilities!: There are hundreds of kinds of skin diseases which can produce blotches on the arm. Many kinds of contact can produce irritation (poison ivy, insect bites and stings, etc.) if there are no symptoms that go along with these blotches on the skin they are probably a normal variant and have no significance. ...Read more
Itchy arms: Causes of itchy arms includes dry skin, skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, scabies, nerve disorders, irritation from wool, chemicals, soaps and other substances, allergic reactions, medications but they usually cause widespread itching. Treatment depends on the cause of the itching. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Many causes.: Clear blisters can be due to a reaction to a cream, soap, detergent, or lotion. Also, swelling of the legs can be so severe from sunburn or congestive heart failure or poor circulation that blisters can develop. There are other causes as well. To determine which is the case for you, see a doc. ...Read more
Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Could be either: A bulging area on the vaginal lips could be a boil or a vein among other things such as cysts and fatty growths. A boil is usually swollen and red around it to suggest infection whereas a vein may or may not be tender. A clotted(thromboses)vein usually is hard and tender. Sometimes it is difficult to distinguish between the two and your best bet would be to see a gynecologist or vein doctor. ...Read more
Various causes: The commonest causes of bilateral leg swelling are fluid retention which may be caused by weak or incompetent veins, heart failure,liver or kidney disorders, some medications, excess salt ingestion, underactive thyroid,etc. Your physician will evaluate you and order any needed tests in order to make a diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin blisters. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause blisters on the skin. Insect bites can also cause blisters. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Swimming rash: Basic skin sensitivity to treated water results in contact dermatitis, according to mayoclinic.Com. You develop reddened and irritated skin, sometimes with raised red bumps on your skin. Swimmer's itch is another skin condition that causes red and raised bumps or even blisters on your skin. Parasites in infected water cause swimmer's itch. The condition usually resolves itself after about one week. ...Read more
Itchy Scrotum: Improving hygiene is one of the best ways to treat an itchy scrotum. Shower daily and use a mild soap to wash the genital area. Sometimes the itchiness is caused by perfumes or dyes, so use white, fragrance-free soap. Wear looser underwear and pants to allow ample oxygen to the area. Use a mild lotion for dry skin. A mild prescription cortisone is also helpful suc as prescription Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) lotion. ...Read more
Keratosis Pilaris: If it has been there for years, then it is usually keratosis if it is new then it could be one of many other things. If chronic, try a moisturizing cream twice a day with a mild acid in it, like eucerin plus. There are other keratolytic creams and lotions that will help, but there is no cure for keratosis pilaris. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a bad abcess with cellulitis on my leg i don't have insurance is there anything i can do at home to help and can cellulitis cause chest pain?
See doc: While i sympathathize, i would not advise trying to treat what you describe as a bad abscess at home. Typically this will need antibiotics and incision/drainage. An urgent care can likely do this for you reasonably cheaply. Sometimes the abscess may spontaneously rupture and drain, and you could place a warm moist towel to try to expedite this, but you need to see a doc. Chest pain needs doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Spreading red warmth: This is typically associated with an enlarging area of redness, swelling and warmth. Occasionally one may see involvement of the lymph vessels with red streaks going up to the groin and called lymphangitis. As seen in the picture, some may circle the borders of the redness to monitor the spread into the surrounding normal tissues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can cellulitis cause a person to lose balnce and fall.. Complints of hip pain in same leg as cellulitis... Very limited mobility. Super obese?
Typically not: Cellulitis should not cause difficulty in balance or falling although if there is pain or discomfort in the affected leg, then gait and standing may be affected to avoid the discomfort which in turn may lead to increase risk if fall in a very obese person. If pain in the hip occurred after a fall, it should be evaluated to rule out fracture or dislocation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had livedo reticularis for the past 4 years. Currently i'm battling a particularly stubborn bout of cellulitis on my left forarm. Why would this cause my lr to flare on arms, legs and back?
Dermatology Consult: Cold exposure, emboli, vasculitic conditions, high blood viscosity, ischemic stroke and conditions causing excessive coagulation are possibilities. Not know what form of lr you are dealing with makes coming up with a precise reason for your flare up difficult. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have cellulitis in my right leg md prrscribes augmenting i could not take because it caused stomach pain and gastric distress. Doctor will not give?
Wrong Diagnosis: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender) . It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria. If you have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could cellulitis cause achilles' tendon pain and pain in calf almost like stabbing/arthritis pain?
I had strep throat, got cellulitis in ankle/foot while I was still treating throat w penicillin. Could strep have caused the cellulitis? Is it likely?
What's the cause?: Cellulitis is an inflammation (red, hot swollen and tender) of the skin and soft tissues. It can be caused by many things such as bacteria, sunburn, vein disease and trauma all of which have different treatments. Depending on where it occurs and what is the cause, the treatment changes. If you keep having recurrences, the treatments are wrong, seek another opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
OK after resolution: Compression stocking is useful to help reduce edema (swelling) of the legs. However, if you have active cellulitis (infection of the skin), the pressure from compression stocking may cause further inflammation. Instead, during an active infection, i generally recommend leg elevation to reduce swelling. Once the infection is resolved, then you can resume using you're compression stocking. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Diagnosed with cellulitis on lower leg. Will be 2 days until I will have a car to get to pharmacy. Is it ok to postpone?
My hubby has cellulitis of the rt leg x1 week. He has been taking bacterum. Redness has gone but not the painful swelling..Is this normal? Yes? No?
Wrong Diagnosis ?: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender) . It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria. If you have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How common is it for cellulitis to spread to distant locations? Treated for facial cellulitis and now I have it on my leg requiring a new antibiotic
Ever since I had mild cellulitis with lymphangitis in my leg I've had no appetite. It's been 2 weeks. How do I get appetite back I am losing weight?
I am a 54 year old woman who had cellulitis in my lower leg 1 year ago. All healed but I still get a tingling/sensations in the area, is this normal?
Have cellulitis...On IV meds for 4 days..Symptoms improving but have hard painful lump on leg in centre of affected area...Should i get checked again?
Inflammation: This is highly variable. Depends on the cause of the cellulitis, the appropriateness of the antibiotic therapy, the extent of involvement and the overall health of the patient. Swelling may persist for weeks, even if the infection has cleared, and more if it has not been entirely eliminated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many Causes: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender) . It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria. If you have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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