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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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Dr. Michael Miller
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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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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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Is cellulitus contagious? What is cellulitus?

Is cellulitus contagious? What is cellulitus?

inflamed/infectd ? : Cellulitis is simply an inflammation (itis) of the skin. It can be due to an infectious cause such as bacteria but he basically is when the skin gets red, hot, swollen, and tender. Unless there is an open draining wound, it is very unlikely to be contagious since it is otherwise contained by the skin. It is important to identify the cause since antibiotics do not help with no infection. ...Read more

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What is celulitis?

What is celulitis?

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 mrsa?

What is mrsa?

More dangerous staph: Mrsa stands for mehticillin resistant stapholoccus aureus. A staph that is resistant to many common antibiotics. Often it is also more aggressive than other staph germs. It must be cultured and treatment guided by the antibiotics the lab shows will work. It is often spread to others in the household and they should be looked at. ...Read more

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What is m.R.S.A.?

What is m.R.S.A.?

See below: Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus. It is a bacteria (s. Aureus) that is resistant to methicillin, an antibiotic. This makes it resistant to several other standard antibiotics and also gives it a unique virulence due to its genetics. ...Read more

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What is optical cellulitus and how is it treated?

Orbital cellulitis: I think you mean orbital cellulitis, an infection of the orbital tissue surrounding the eye. This causes pain, limitation of eye motion and can severely damage the tissues and eventually the vision. Usually it is infectious and requires systemic antibiiotics. It may require a hospital admission. Rarely it is associated with tumors and other periocular pathology. ...Read more

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What is hidradinitis?

What is hidradinitis?

Hidridinitis: Hidradinitis is very serious skin hair follicle infection often staph with draining sinuses in armpits and inguinal areas requiring drainage surgery and long term antibiotics alsovextensive scarring is frequent. ...Read more

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What is MRSA and is it cureable?

What is MRSA and is it cureable?

Bacteria: Mrsa is a bacteria that resists being killed by antibiotics from the penicillin family. It cannot be cured but can be killed. ...Read more

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What is msra?

What is msra?

A type of staph: Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus - this is a bacteria. It is a type of bacteria called staph, that has been tested in a laboratory to see what antibiotics may or may not kill it. If it is truly mrsa, this means many of the usual antibiotics used may not work to clear up this bacteria. You can't just look at the pus or source and know it is MRSA - it has to be tested in a lab. ...Read more

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What is paronychia?

What is paronychia?

Paronychia: Is an tender bacterial or fungal hand or foot infection where the nail and skin meet at the side or the base of a finger or toenail. ...Read more

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What is paronychia?

What is paronychia?

Infection: Of the cuticle surrounding the nail. Usually needs antibiotic, warm water soaks, and sometimes lancing. ...Read more

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What is periorbital cellulitis?

What is periorbital cellulitis?

Periorbital cellulit: Periorbital cellulitis, also known as preseptal cellulitis is an inflammation and infection of the eyelid and portions of skin around the eye, in front of the orbital septum. It may be caused by breaks in the skin around the eye, and subsequent spread to the eyelid; infection of the sinuses around the nose (sinusitis); or from spread of an infection elsewhere through the blood. ...Read more

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What is lymphangitis?

What is lymphangitis?

Vague term: A vague term indicating infection in the lymphatic system that is draining a certain area. For example, red streaks going up leg if has an infection in the skin(cellulitis). ...Read more

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What is prostatitus? How dangerous is it?

What is prostatitus? How dangerous is it?

Prostatitis: This is inflammation of the prostate gland. It may be bacterial or due to non-infectious causes. The degree of danger it creates will depend upon the cause and the management or lack thereof. ...Read more

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What is brady-tachycardia? How serious is it?

What is brady-tachycardia? How serious is it?

Brady/tachy: There is a common syndrome called brady/tachy syndrome also called sick sinus syndrome which has both tachy and bradycardia as parts of the problem. ...Read more

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What exactly is mrsa?

What exactly is mrsa?

Mrsa: There are two types of mrsa infections. Hospital mrsa is different than mrsa skin infections prevalent in communities. Mrsa infections on the skin are quite contagious and are passed by direct contact between athletes, spouses, siblings. Some need to be seen by a physician to have the infection drained. Some need antibiotics. The nose often harbors mrsa and should be treated. ...Read more

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What is cellulitis? is there a cure for it

Ceullitis: is a bacterial infection of the skin and superficial soft tissues. It may present as redness, warmth, pain and or fever. Oral antibiotics usually are the treatment of choice. ...Read more