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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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Dr. Michael Miller
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Cellulitis (Definition)

Cellulitis is 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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Please tell me, could fleabites cause cellulitis and what is it?

Yes..., Inflamation: Fleabites could result in a cellulitis. Cellulitis is an inflammation or infection of the soft tissue resulting in redness, swelling, and possible pain. ...Read more

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Does cellulitis cause meningitis? I heard it could.

Cellulitis: Cellulitis may travel through the bloodstream and if it is untreated, it can travel into the meninges and cause meningitis. One cannot ignore cellulitis. See your physician for treatment. ...Read more

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Could having a blood test only two days after a cellulitis flare up cause my liver levels, as well as my alkaline phosphatase to go up?

Possibly: any infection, like a cellulitis can cause a systemic response leading to inflammation of other organs including your liver. Medications you are taking such as antibiotics, can also cause elevated liver enzymes and an elevated alk phosphatase level ...Read more

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If someone has a problem using meth amphetamines could it cause them to get cellulitis. What would cause it? Needles? Is cellulitis contagious

If someone has a problem using meth amphetamines could it cause them to get cellulitis. What would cause it? Needles? Is cellulitis contagious

Yes: skin puncture can cause skin infections leading to abscess and/or cellulitis. It can be contagious if the needle is shared. Contaminated needles and drugs can also cause it ...Read more

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Could cellulitis cause achilles' tendon pain and pain in calf almost like stabbing/arthritis pain?

Could cellulitis cause achilles' tendon pain and pain in calf almost like stabbing/arthritis pain?

It;s possible: Could also be ph;ebitis. Get it checked out immediately even if you have to go to er. Both situations are extremely serious. ...Read more

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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 more

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