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What Is Cellulitus
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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