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Why Do I Keep Getting Cellulitis Infection
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
How does a four year old get cellulitis and is it like a strep infection if not how is it different?
My son recently got a very severe case of chickenpox requiring hospital admission and developed a secondary infection and cellulitis of the eye. Will my daughter who suffers febrile seizures also get the same severity of it?
Hard to predict: Her history of febrile seizures would have no relationship to whether or not she has a significant problem. Incubation period is 10-21 days with average 14. If she breaks out and you bathe her often & monitor the spots, you can stop most 2ndary infections before they get out of hand.
I was told that I have cellulitis breast infection. Now getting heart racing stomach pain and though the antibotic healed most of it I still get green pus?
Still Infected: If you still have green purulent drainage, then the infection has not cleared. You need to return to your doctor for re-evaluation.
Condition vs cause: Mrsa is a bacteria. Cellulitis is a visible inflammation (itis) of 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, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong!See 2 more doctor answers
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 cellSee 1 more doctor answer
Not always: The most common cellulitis pathogens (bacteria) are beta-hemolytic streptococci (groups a, b, c, g, and f) and staphylococcus aureus, including methicillin-resistant strains (mrsa). There are gram-negative aerobic bacteria that are identified in a minority of cases. Fungal infections can also cause cellulits.See 3 more doctor answers
What over the counter medicines would relieve cellulitis or infections of the like that is not an ointment or cream?
Typically no: As long as the infection is treated you are at very low risk to transmit this to the fetus.
I have cellulitis infection on tip of left buttocks. I have been on meds for 2 days now and it won't stop bleeding. How serious is this?
Follow up with your: For a thorough exam and assessment. Compression on the wound should stop bleeding. Otherwise go to an urgent care asap. If it was continuously bleeding from the time you've typed in the question up to the time I'm answering it, I wonder if u r still breathing (joke!). Finish your antibiotics. Enjoy life! Http://www. M.Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/tc/cellulitis-topic-overview.See 1 more doctor answer
I have cellulitis from an abcess is it a good sign the pain isn't as bad even though the infection is still bad I haven't gotten treatment yet?
Can I restart sulfa antibiotic for cellulitis after 72 hr lapse to be sure infection is 100% gone? Took for 5 days b4 & im ok. Wd 5 more day suffice?
I have a cellulitis infection on my calve. They did a culture and put me on amoxicillin 6 days ago, and although the redness has not grown it has also?
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.See 1 more doctor answer
I have cellulitis on my elbow and I have antibiotics for it is there any way I can help my body fight infection? P.S hasn't been 48hrs since 1st pill
Cellulitis: Best thing you can do is take all the antibiotic as directed. Keep area clean. If not improving after a few days follow up with your doctor. Take care!
Hi...I've recently had Cellulitis due to a reaction/infection from a tattoo. I'm healed now, but, left with redness around the tattoo. What could I do?
Be patient.: Infections like this can be followed by some residual redness and even what we call post-inflammatory hyper pigmentation. These issues can take a few weeks to clear. Be patient, and see if it continues to clear on its own. The important part is that the infection is adequately treated primarily.
Have cellulitis, third day on antibiotics. Now my lymph nodes have gotten swollen. Does this mean infection is worsening or getting better?
Antibiotics: May need to be adjusted or changed. Do you have an increased temperature or chills? Is the cellulitis still present? Do you feel nausea or fatigued? I recommend getting seen by the Provider who prescribed the antibiotics and making sure they are correct. Drink lots of fluids and feel better soon!
I had cellulitis last week the infection is gone but when I'm on my feet for hours my foot gets swollen. How long until this stops happening.
Perhaps: Wearing compressive knee high socks would be a good idea.
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