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What is a home treatment for cellulitis if diabetic?

What is a home treatment for cellulitis if diabetic?

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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Cellulitis (Definition)

A common skin condition 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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What is a home treatment for conjunctiva hemorrhaging?

What is a home treatment for conjunctiva hemorrhaging?

Subconjunctival heme: Artificial tears and observation. If recurrent, may need to check blood numbers to rule out blood dyscrasia. ...Read more

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What is the recommended treatment for a stress fracture? What if you don't treat it?

What is the recommended treatment for a stress fracture? What if you don't treat it?

Relative Rest: Stress fractures are overuse injuries. Mainstay of treatment is rest. Requires athlete's injury be placed in whatever is necessary to eliminate pain. Casting/crutches for le injuries may be necessary. In some activity modification without bracing or immobilization may suffice. Underlying hormonal, vitamin deficiencies corrected. Training errors identified. If untreated may progress to fracture. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a diabetic?

What is the best treatment for a diabetic?

It depends: Type 1 diabetes needs insulin. Type 2 diabetes require more customization. The majority of people with type 2 diabetes benefit from metformin. It is inexpensive, weight neutral, and has a number of preventative benefits. ...Read more

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What is a suggested home treatment for siatica?

What is a suggested home treatment for siatica?

Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. ...Read more

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What is a good home remedy for a skin abscess?

What is a good home remedy for a skin abscess?

Abscess: If it is an actual abscess it should be surgically drained. However, moist heat may help to localize it in the meantime. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a stye, what are usual symptoms, and what is good treatment for a stye?

Anyone know what is a stye, what are usual symptoms, and what is good treatment for a stye?

Chalazion: A stye or chalazion is a occluded oil gland(meibomian gland, similar to sebaceous gland in the skin). A stye develops when the oil gland gets plugged up from dust, debris, makeup, animal dandruff, and pollution then it leads to inflammation and swelling. Its important to use heat pack over the lids 1-2x per day and wash the lids with baby shampoo. Omega 3 and good diet is important. ...Read more

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What is a good antibiotic for cellulitis after the parenteral treatment?

What is a good antibiotic for cellulitis after the parenteral treatment?

Can't answer: It all depends on where the cellulitis was, what caused it, what the cultures grew out, and what your medical history is. For example, sometimes cellulitis grows out the MRSA bacteria which requires a completely different treatment than a usual infection in a healthy person. Also, a cellulitis in the groin may require a different treatment than one in the neck. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a home remedy for a yeast infection?

Anyone know what is a home remedy for a yeast infection?

Home remedies: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. Avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid those which are scented). 5. Avoid douches as well as use of harsh, drying soap on genitalia. 6. Rinse genitalia very well after soaping up. ...Read more

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What is the best home treatment, if there is one, for prostatitis?

What is the best home treatment, if there is one, for prostatitis?

None available: If you really have acute bacterial prostatitis or a urinary tract infection, eg bladder or kidney, or an std (sexually transmitted disease), there's really no home remedy or treatment to cure you. Sorry. Only prescription antibiotics will do the trick. These infections can go bad quickly, so if you're suspicious, go see your family doc immediately for appropriate evaluation & treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is a home treatment for a teenager with bronchiolitis?

What is a home treatment for a teenager with bronchiolitis?

Bronchiolitis: is generally considered an illness of very small children. Do you perhaps mean bronchitis? Treatment is supportive (pain control, rest, increased fluids, mucolytics such as guaifenesin) with or without oral antibiotics and bronchodilators (Rx medications). ...Read more

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Is there a for sure treatment for cellulitis?

Is there a for sure treatment for cellulitis?

Antibiotics: Cellulitis is a bacterial infection that involves deeper layers of subcutaneous tissue and can spread quickly, sometimes leading to life-threatening complications. Proper treatment with antibiotics, often initial intravenously then followed by oral treatment, is the appropriate way to treat. If cultures are available then that will greatly aid the choice of medicines. ...Read more

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What is a home remedy for bursitis?

What is a home remedy for bursitis?

See details: Rest and over-the-counter meds such as Aleve (naproxen) or Advil can help. Ice or heat may also be helpful. ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for leg ulcers?

What is a good treatment for leg ulcers?

Depends on type: Leg ulcers may be caused by arterial disease or they are often caused by chronic venous insufficiency which is a problem that causes to much pressure to be in the veins near the skin. These ulcers are generally on the ankle mostly on the inside of the leg. The skin is ofter brown in that area. A venous specialist can diagnose and treat this condition. Our cure rate with venous ulcers is 97%. ...Read more

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What is a home treatment for vericose veins?

What is a home treatment for vericose veins?

None: Vv are inherited, made worst with age, prolonged standing/sitting, pregnancy, and obesity. Using compression hose, elevating the legs, exercise may help one cope with the symptoms of pain, swelling, restless legs, cramping, but these maneuvers do not cure the vv. Seek help of phlebologist by checking www.Phlebology.Org and find one in your zip code. ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for eye infections?

What is a good treatment for eye infections?

Depends on the cause: Eye infections are generaly caused by virus, bacteria or allergic reactions. Viral infections generally have to run there coarse, much like a cold before it gets better. There are anti-viral drugs that may be indicated especially if it is a herpes infection with corneal involvement. Theses usually are painful with light sensitivity and decreased vision. These need to treated by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What is a tuberculosis treatment if you have total drug resistance?

What is a tuberculosis treatment if you have total drug resistance?

Drug resistant TB: There are none by definition except maybe some old ones like collapse lung and pray. Discuss with your team. ...Read more

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What is a good antibiotic for cellulitis following the i. V. Antibiotic treatment?

What is a good antibiotic for cellulitis following the i. V. Antibiotic treatment?

It depends: There are bacteria that are resistant to certain antibiotics and are not effective. Your doctor needs to consider what antibiotics have been used in the past , possibly culture the infection to see what antibiotics will work now if needed. ...Read more

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What is a home treatment for cellulitis if diabetic?

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 can a sunburn cause cellulitis and what is the treatment?

How can a sunburn cause cellulitis and what is the treatment?

Yes and no: A sunburn can open the skin barrier to surface germs that can enter the oozing open wound and cause cellulitis or impetigo. Keeping the burn clean and using antibiotic sprays or ointments can prevent this. If it is progressing, see the doc for additional measures. ...Read more

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Treatment for cellulitis Extreme infection ?

Treatment  for cellulitis
Extreme infection ?

Need details: Cellulitis is a serious bacterial infection. Antibiotic is useful. The term is frequently used when poorly-informed DR's notice red, swollen skin. Eczema, stasis dermatitis, contact dermatitis are much more common than cellulitis and require very different therapy. If it is itchy rather than painful, if there is no fever, if there is clear discharge instead of pus, bet on something other than cell ...Read more

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Can cellulitis go away with out treatment?

Can cellulitis go away with out treatment?

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, the treatment changes. If you keep having recurrences, the treatments are wrong, seek another opinion. ...Read more

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What is treatment for facial cellulitis i?

What is treatment for facial cellulitis i?

Cellulitis: Facial cellulitis is a bacterial skin infection that occurs on the face. The infection is characterized by swelling, redness, warmth, and pain. Risk factors for the condition include problems in the lymphatic system, upper respiratory infections, and infections of the teeth or middle ear. Treatment is with oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is there a for sure treatment for cellulitis?

Antibiotics: Cellulitis is a bacterial infection that involves deeper layers of subcutaneous tissue and can spread quickly, sometimes leading to life-threatening complications. Proper treatment with antibiotics, often initial intravenously then followed by oral treatment, is the appropriate way to treat. If cultures are available then that will greatly aid the choice of medicines. ...Read more

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Is there an effective treatment for cellulitis?

Is there an effective treatment for cellulitis?

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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What is a good antibiotic for cellulitis after the parenteral treatment?

Can't answer: It all depends on where the cellulitis was, what caused it, what the cultures grew out, and what your medical history is. For example, sometimes cellulitis grows out the MRSA bacteria which requires a completely different treatment than a usual infection in a healthy person. Also, a cellulitis in the groin may require a different treatment than one in the neck. ...Read more

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What is a good antibiotic for cellulitis following the i. V. Antibiotic treatment?

It depends: There are bacteria that are resistant to certain antibiotics and are not effective. Your doctor needs to consider what antibiotics have been used in the past , possibly culture the infection to see what antibiotics will work now if needed. ...Read more

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What can I do for lingering swelling in my lower leg after cellulitis treatment?

What can I do for lingering swelling in my lower leg after cellulitis treatment?

Ted hose: Wear compression stockings. But only after your doc has looked at your leg and doesn't think you still have a lingering cellulitis or anything else causing the swelling. Also if you have very bad circulation, you should wear the stockings only if your doc says it's ok. ...Read more

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Please tell me precautions after treatment for cellulitis at lower leg. I often have swelling at the lower leg ?

Please tell me precautions after treatment for cellulitis at lower leg. I often have swelling at the lower leg ?

Treat swelling: The key to long term success and prevention of future problems is to aggressively treat the leg swelling. Wound centers often use multilayer compression wraps to get swelling controlled and compression stockings to maintain it. You might also be a candidate for a home compression pump or even a venous ablation procedure . Ask your doctor about these treatments. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with cellulitis bad circulation in my legs is there some kind of treatment for this?

Yes for both: Cellulitis is skin infection and is treated with antibiotics-- typically you need to have an adequate blood supply in order for the antibiotics to reach the site of infection though. If your blood supply is poor, you would need further studies to identify why and where exactly the problem is, such as angiogram, ct or mri, and then there are many options to improve it with stents, bypass etc ...Read more

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Should i still have pain three days after starting antibiotic treatment for cellulitis by surgical incision on posterior. Pain is better but significa?

Should i still have pain three days after starting antibiotic treatment for cellulitis by surgical incision on posterior. Pain is better but significa?

Call your surgeon: Obviously pain is normal in the area of a surgical incision, particularly if you developed cellulitis. If it doesn't seem like it's getting better on the antibiotics, it is possible that an abscess is forming under the skin. See your surgeon for an exam. May also need to order imaging studies to try to see what's beneath the skin. Hope this helps, and best of luck! ...Read more

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Crp20 WBC 20 is it safe to gave dental work done .Post bacterial cellulitis and intensive antibotic treatment?

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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