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What effect does cellulitis have on your body?

What effect does cellulitis have on your body?

Fever,: At first swelling and fever. Left untreated you can develop whole body infection with bacteria spreading to your heart. If not treated early it will require intravenous antibiotics in the hospital. ...Read more

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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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How long to completely recover from Cellulitis? Does Cellulitis stay in your body forever? Does Cellulitis cause nerve damage?

How long to completely recover from Cellulitis? Does Cellulitis stay in your body forever? Does Cellulitis cause nerve damage?

Depends: Cellulitis is inflammation of the skin and underlying soft tissue in a certain area. It can have many causes, and the duration of it will depend on how long it takes the underlying cause, such as infection, to resolve. It can take anywhere from a day or two to a few weeks. Sometimes it requires an operation to remove the affected tissue. It is rare for nerves to be permanently affected. ...Read more

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I have cellulitis on my elbow and I have antibiotics for it is there any way I can help my body fight infection? P.S hasn't been 48hrs since 1st pill

I have cellulitis on my elbow and I have antibiotics for it is there any way I can help my body fight infection? P.S hasn't been 48hrs since 1st pill

Cellulitis : Best thing you can do is take all the antibiotic as directed. Keep area clean. If not improving after a few days follow up with your doctor. Take care! ...Read more

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Once cellulitis has been cleared with antibiotics, can they bacteria lay dormant in your body and flare up again?

Once cellulitis has been cleared with antibiotics, can they bacteria lay dormant  in your body and flare up again?

Cellulitis: Nope, if cleared up from the antibiotic then the infection should be gone from your body. It can always come back due to the bacteria on your skin, but its not because it was dormant inside your body. ...Read more

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Tue..I was prescribed cephalexin 4 cellulitis. This morn I noticed red spots in multiple places on body. Allergic reaction / course of action?

Tue..I was prescribed cephalexin 4 cellulitis. This morn I noticed red spots in multiple places on body. Allergic reaction / course of action?

Allergic reaction: Not being able to see the rash I have to conclude that this is an allergic to the cephalexin and you should stop it immediately. The good news is that this does not mean you are allergic to other cephalosporins or pencillins according to more recent findings. Contact your doctor to get the right drug for you. ...Read more

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Is amputation recommended for a diabetic male patient 67yo with bad cellulitis in left foot who has suffered stroke (left part of body)? It's my dad.

Is amputation recommended for a diabetic male patient 67yo with bad cellulitis in left foot who has suffered stroke (left part of body)? It's my dad.

NOT YET, BUT.....: Are you sure it's cellulitis, and not the redness of vascular disease? Cellulitis alone is caused by Strep or Staph, and can be treated with antibiotics. But you have to make sure it's not something more. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What is this infection and is it in his blood stream my son is 2 years old and has cellulitis, tinea, and pustuels. The cellulitis and tinea is on his calf muscle. The rest of his body is covered in pustuels. The doctor hasnt run any test yet but is very

The : The disease of cellulitis generally has 2 main microbes associated with it..Namely staph and strep. Out bodies are literally covered with these organisms. Many times...Cracks, fissures and breaks in the skin allow organisms to gain a foothold and enter the blood stream. This is heralded by a condition known as sepsis. The body goes into shock and hemodynamic issues arise. Given the severity of what you have described i would take him to your pediatrition...But i very much doubt the infection has entered the blood. ...Read more

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Husband sick for months. Fatigue, body aches, low body temperature, enlarged spleen, heterogeneous liver, cellulitis (strep and staph) and skin nodule?

Husband sick for months. Fatigue, body aches, low body temperature, enlarged spleen, heterogeneous liver, cellulitis (strep and staph) and skin nodule?

Fatigue: and enlarged spleen may be signs of something serious. He should be evaluated by a gastroenterologist or a general internist. Please do not delay seeking further eval. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What is cellulitis?

What is cellulitis?

Skin infection: Cellulitis is an infection of the skin manifest by redness, pain and swelling spreading in the skin. It is most commonly found on the lower extremity and is caused mostly by group a strep or staph. ...Read more

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What is cellulitis?

What is cellulitis?

Cellulitis: Cellulitis = inflammation of the skin often due to bacterial infection. ...Read more

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What is cellulitis?

What is cellulitis?

Many Causes: Cellulitis is an inflammation (red, hot swollen and tender) of the skin and soft tissues. It can be cause 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, changes the treatment. If you keep having recurrences, the treatments are wrong, seek another opinion. ...Read more

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What is cellulitis?

What is cellulitis?

Inflammation: Cellulitis is redness and inflammation of the skin. Often associated with infection. May need treated with antibiotics. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What is cellulitis?

What is cellulitis?

Skin infection: Cellulitis is infection and inflammation (redness, tenderness, swelling) of the skin. When antibiotics are used, a bacterial skin infection goes away over a week, if the person is healthy and the bacteria are not resistant to the medication. Slow healing or persistent inflammation means a return visit to the doctor is needed, to see if there is another underlying condition for the infection. ...Read more

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Is cellulitis serious?

Is cellulitis serious?

Cellulitis is severe: Cellulitis is an infection. If you are healthy, the infection usually will improve once treatment begins. However, if neglected it can be serious and can spread systemically.
Go see hour doctor or other health professional and get an antibiotic for the infection. ...Read more

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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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How does cellulitis start?

How does cellulitis start?

Any skin opening: Any skin opening from a bug bite to an injury or scratch can allow bacteria to penetrate into the skin and grow which is cellulitis. ...Read more

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How can cellulitis spread?

How can cellulitis spread?

Bloodstream: Bacteria can spread through the blood throughout the body potentially in rare cases becoming a serious whole body infection. ...Read more

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Can cellulitis cause death?

Can cellulitis cause death?

Yes: Cellulitis is a description of a skin infection most commonly caused by staphylococcus or streptococcus. If the organism causing the infection spreads to the blood stream sepsis and shock can result. Sepsis can be fatal, especially in someone with other medical problems like diabetes. ...Read more

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Can you die from cellulitis?

Can you die from cellulitis?

Rarely: The infection in severe cases can spread causing sepsis. It is best to treat early with antibiotics so that infection resolves and does cause complications such as scarring, color change or systemic effects. ...Read more

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How do you treat cellulitis?

How do you treat cellulitis?

Streaking infection: Cellulitis may appear as a small streak over the skin due to an infection or it may appear as redness surrounding an infection. The skin can get red and streaks can appear to and from a wound. Skin may get cellulitis from a simple scratch with dirty fingernails. Be careful and avoid this by washing your hands and stop scratching your skin. ...Read more

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Any ways to cure cellulitis?

Any ways to cure cellulitis?

Find the cause: Cellulitis is an inflammation (red, hot swollen and tender) of the skin and soft tissues. It can be cause 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, changes the treatment. If you keep having recurrences, the treatments are wrong, seek another opinion. ...Read more

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How can I reduce cellulitis?

How can I reduce cellulitis?

What's the cause?: Cellulitis is an inflammation (red, hot swollen and tender) of the skin and soft tissues. It can be cause 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, changes the treatment. If you keep having recurrences, the treatments are wrong, seek another opinion. ...Read more

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How do people get cellulitis?

Crack in skin: Bacteria invade lymphatics amd blood through a crack in the feet- ath
tees foot or through trauma that allows entry. ...Read more

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Is there tests for cellulitis?

No: Just clinical exam of swelling het and redness not associated with a vein problem. See a doctor if there is any chance that you have cellulitis. ...Read more

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How long does cellulitis last?

Weeks: If untreated itvwill not resolve and get worse with bacteria spreading into your system. Must be treated early with appropriate antibiotic. ...Read more

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What does cellulitis look like?

What's the cause ?: 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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How to ease pain from cellulitis?

How to ease pain from cellulitis?

Cellulitis: Most of the time, treatment involves antibiotics taken by mouth and close follow-up by your doctor. You may be given painkillers.

You should raise the infected area higher than your heart to reduce swelling. Rest until your symptoms improve. ...Read more

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How easy is it to cure cellulitis?

How easy is it to cure cellulitis?

It depends: Cellulitis is an infection of the skin and underlying tissue, often by an infection. It is commonly treated with an antibiotic. The success & duration of treatment depends on the extent and depth of the infection, whether surgical drainage is necessary, the type of bacteria causing the infection, and the patient's other medical conditions. ...Read more