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What Is The Difference Between Dermatitis And Cellulitis
Marked difference: Stasis dermatitis means changes about the ankle area due to venous incompetence, and manifested by increased pigmentation, thickened skin and underlying soft tissue, scaling, itchy skin. Cellulitis is infection in the skin/subcutaneous tissue with redness, often tender to touch, at times associated with fever, and tender lymph nodes in the groin/armpit, depending upon location. ...Read more
I've taken doxycycline to treat my dermatitis and finished the course however I have also cellulitis. I can take ciprofloxacin to treat the cellulitis?
Eye infection: Orbital cellulitis is an infection of the orbit posterior to the orbital septum. Usually from a sinus infection. It can cause limited eye movement, bulging eyes and even blindness. It needs to be traded aggressively with antibiotics and possible surgical drainage if an abscess is present. A lid abscess is a localized collection of pus in the eyelids anterior to the orbital septum. Not as serious. ...Read more
With a swolen shut eyelid, what is the difference between a sty on the eyelid (not visible) a blocked tear duct, and periorbital Cellulitis?
What are symptoms of cellulitis? How do you tell the difference between cellulitis and folliculitis?
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
The best thing:
To do is to tap the joint. Negatively birefridegant crystals is diagnostic of gout.
Blood tests can be helpful. An elevated Uric acid level would be more associated with gout than cellulitis. An elevated white count could occur in both. An elevated ESR could occur in both.
Gout typically is monoarticular, extremely painful this is part of the giveaway. ...Read more
Drug resistance: Cellulitis is an infection (usually staph) of the fat underneath the skin and can initially involve a small area on the hand or foot but then spread very quickly to involve the entire arm or leg and usually responds to normal antibiotics. Mrsa is a type of staph infection that is resistant to normal antibiotics. ...Read more
Cellulitis is an infection of the deeper layers of skin causing infected areas to look red and swollen and to feel painful and hot. Causes of cellulitis include streptococcus bacteria.
Autoimmune cause abnormally low activity or over activity of the immune system. Autoimmune diseases hamper immune response and there is usually no immune response as with cellulitis. ...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. A rash usually involves skin. ...Read more
I had cellulitis on my back over labor day (starting sept. 1st), it cleared up and then appeared the next week on my side. Today, the red, bumpy, raised, hot and somewhat hard rash appeard on my abdamon. This is the third seperate area and three weeks.
Wrong diagnosis: 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 allergies. It need not be caused by bacteria. What you describe sounds more like a contact allergy as infections do not resolve and recur like that, allergic rashes do. Get a new opinion. ...Read more
I just went to an urgent care due to a red circular rash just in left armpit. They said its cellulitis. I don't have it anywhere else. Prescribed meds?
Rash around neck line &burns like a fire. The burn is an 8 on pain scale. Ma 40 &there's no allergies except pollen in the summer. Sure not cellulitis?
Half way?: If the rash does not cross the midline of the body, then it may be shingles. Contact your doctor to check it out since the severity and duration of the rash, even if it happens to be shingles, can be reduced with prompt Rx with an antiviral drug. ...Read more
I have a welt like rash that is spreading slowly towards my armpit, and also on my upper inner thigh. It is non itchy. Is it cellulitis?
Many reasons: There are many causes of what you describe. A contact allergic reaction (though that would probably itch), a fungal infection, infected hair follicles as doctor said, a dermatologic rash, ongoing trauma from you scratching it, etc. After taking a good history and doing a good exam, starting treatments may include anti-itch or steroid meds either topically or oral. Antibiotics are not needed. ...Read more
I've had nasal cellulitis a month. I'm taking antibiotics and use Bactroban in nostrils. Rash on cheeks spread to eyelid. Will Bactroban help eyelid?
81 year old female with continual white cells in urine, borderline thyroid, and rash like cellulitis on legs, hands and face.
Inflammation can cause all of these things. High blood pressure is a result of endothelial inflammation. The endothelium is the skin lining all 50, 000 miles of blood vessels in the body. When inflamed it can cause WBC in urine. An inflamed thyroid will dysfunction. Skin rashes are indication of inflammation.
A food sensitivity like celiac disease can cause all of these through inflammation. ...Read more
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