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What Is Cellulities
I have cellulities and been following treatment like it should but for two days i've been having fever of 105 should I go to the hospital?
Dx with cellulities in shin. prescription bactrim ds and keflex. Am elevating leg. Now leg is turning from warm and very bright-reddish to brownish/blackish?
Depends: This truly depends on exactly what it looks like. When cellulitis "burns out" with treatment, there is sometimes a brownish discoloration left behind. However, brown/black always raises the concern of necrosis/gangrene, so if there are worsening symptoms such as pain or swelling, i would immediately go to the er. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Spreading: Cellulitis, or skin infection, concerns us when it takes longer than 7 days to improve, or gets worse: spreading across more skin or going deeper into your blood. Watch out for increased pain, redness, red streaks, fever/chills, feeling bleah (malaise). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Worsening infection: Cellulitis is a skin infection. Normally oral antibiotics will cure the infection. If the infection is left untreated the infection cold worsen and spread internally into the blood stream. A blood stream infection would then require hospitalization for intravenous antibiotics.Blood stream infections are potentially fatal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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