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What Effect Does Cellulitis Have On Your Body
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
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
Once cellulitis has been cleared with antibiotics, can they bacteria lay dormant in your body and flare up again?
My sister had a knot on the side of her face dr said it was cellulitis she took antibiotics now her whole lower body is swollen should she go to er?
YES: And the sooner the better as she may be allergic to the medication. ...Read more
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
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.
Cellulitis of the pubic area after shaving. Swollen groin lymph nodes , fever , body chills/ aches. What can I do for pain until I am seen @1:30pm.?
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
Husband sick for months. Fatigue, body aches, low body temperature, enlarged spleen, heterogeneous liver, cellulitis (strep and staph) and skin nodule?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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