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What does it mean to have cellulitis of the hand?

What does it mean to have cellulitis of the hand?

Skin infection.: Cellulitis refers to a superficial skin infection, usually bacterial in origin. A brief course of oral antibiotics is generally sufficient treatment. In severe cases, a prolonged course of intravenous antibiotics and hospitalization may be necessary. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Miller
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Cellulitis (Definition)

Cellulitis is an infection of the skin characterized by erythema (red), Edema(swelling), warmth, and tenderness. It usually spreads with visually indistinct borders that involve the ...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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How long for cellulitis of the hand(spread to mid wrist) 2 heal for a patient w a weakened immune system? Caused by blown vein post-IV. On cephalexin

How long for cellulitis of the hand(spread to mid wrist) 2 heal for a patient w a weakened immune system? Caused by blown vein post-IV. On cephalexin

TimeHealsAllWounds: Hard to say. Depends on the severity of the infection, whether the infection had extended inside the vein,the degree of your immunosuppression and the susceptibility of the infection to the cephalexin.Healing tends to be slower at first then accelerate as healing progresses.But for a very general ballpark estimate for you, expect the majority to heal over 2 weeks,then more over the next 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take to get rid of cellulitis in your hand?

How long does it usually take to get rid of cellulitis in your hand?

Hand cellulitis: It depends on the cause of the cellulitis, infection, abscess, etc. The primary cause needs to be treated and then your cellultis will resolve. ...Read more

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Can putting ice in zip bag on hand to get for swelling it turns a pink color look to a dr like it is cellulitis never hot or raised put on kepflex?

Can putting ice in zip bag on hand to get for swelling it turns a pink color look to a dr like it is cellulitis  never hot or raised  put on kepflex?

Cannot diagnose: But ice packs on your hand may elicit an inflammatory reaction after removal. Without seeing this impossible to tell what is really going on, but cellulitis sounds unlikely and use of antibiotics without a good reason is not a wise thing to do. See a doctor and have this hand examined and then dealt with appropriately. ...Read more

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Taking sulfamethoxazole for cellulitis on my leg but now I've been getting tiny really itchy hives on my hands. Am I allergic and what should I do?

Taking sulfamethoxazole for cellulitis on my leg but now I've been getting tiny really itchy hives on my hands.  Am I allergic and what should I do?

Possible: Although I expect an allergic reaction to sulfa to be more generalized, you should stop taking the medication and ask your doctor to prescribe a substitute just in case. ...Read more

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81 year old female with continual white cells in urine, borderline thyroid, and rash like cellulitis on legs, hands and face.

81 year old female with continual white cells in urine, borderline thyroid, and rash like cellulitis on legs, hands and face.

Inflammation: Inflammation can cause all of these things. High blood pressure is a result of endothelial inflammation. The endothelium is the skin lining all 50, 000 miles of blood vessels in the body. When inflamed it can cause WBC in urine. An inflamed thyroid will dysfunction. Skin rashes are indication of inflammation. A food sensitivity like celiac disease can cause all of these through inflammation. ...Read more

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No trauma, cuts, or anything my finger swelled up with numbness to the tip but serious pain to Palm, i just had four cellulitis spots in 3 weeks is it?

No trauma, cuts, or anything my finger swelled up with numbness to the tip but serious pain to Palm, i just had four cellulitis spots in 3 weeks is it?

Something serious: might be going on. Get to an ortho surgeon or infection specialist asap, because an otherwise healthy person should not be getting these infections so often. ...Read more