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Looking for answer to how do you get cellulitis infection?

Looking for answer to how do you get 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. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Infection (Definition)

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


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How does a four year old get cellulitis and is it like a strep infection if not how is it different?

How does a four year old get cellulitis and is it like a strep infection if not how is it different?

Yes: Cellelitis is an infection of the skin and underlying tissue, basically. It is often caused by the strep bacteria, sometimes by staph. Strep is found everywhere but strep is the bacteria, cellulitis is the name given to the clinical infection. ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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What is difference between cellulitis and mercer infection?

What is difference between cellulitis and mercer infection?

Not much: Cellulitis is caused by multiple different bacteria. Mrsa is the most common bacteria causing cellulitis. ...Read more

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Still curious if MRSA and cellulitis are the same infection?

Still curious if MRSA and cellulitis are the same infection?

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! ...Read more

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Treatment for cellulitis Extreme infection?

Treatment for cellulitis Extreme infection?

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 cell ...Read more

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Is cellulitis a staph infection?

Is cellulitis a staph infection?

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. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with cellulitis could I have prevented this infection?

I was diagnosed with cellulitis could I have prevented this infection?

Cellulitis: Cellulitis is a skin infection caused by bacteria entering a small break skin. Cellulitis can happen to anyone despite the best hygiene and it's not to discriminate for socioeconomic class. In short, there may have been nothing you could've done to prevent the infection. ...Read more

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What over the counter medicines would relieve cellulitis or infections of the like that is not an ointment or cream?

What over the counter medicines would relieve cellulitis or infections of the like that is not an ointment or cream?

Rx medications: Cellulitis is a medical issue and could lead to serious conditions (i.e. septic shock, necrotizing fasciitis). It is advisable to seek out a physician to help evaluate and treat you. ...Read more

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Can a pregnant person with cellulitis pass an infection to an unborn baby?

Can a pregnant person with cellulitis pass an infection to an unborn baby?

Typically no: As long as the infection is treated you are at very low risk to transmit this to the fetus. ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Depends entirely: Upon location and severity of infection, and the sensitivity of the bacteria to the particular antibiotic. It would be impossible to tell in forum such as this. ...Read more

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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?

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?

QUESTION???: Go back and organize your question. Pain? Pus? Fever? Culture grew exactly what? Most diagnoses of "cellulitis", when not by a dermatologist, are wrong. If you have dermatitis-----there are various kinds----then no antibiotic will help you. What, EXACTLY, is your question? ...Read more

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I am just curious if skin rash and cellulitis are the same infection?

I am just curious if skin rash and cellulitis are the same 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. A rash usually involves skin. ...Read more

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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

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! ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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Had cellulitis over a week ago was treated but skin is still tender on leg. All else good. Is the infection gone? I can't risk getting ill again

Had cellulitis over a week ago was treated but skin is still tender on leg. All else good. Is the infection gone? I can't risk getting ill again

Need to examine: There is insufficient information to provide a meaningful opinion. It would be prudent to consult your doctor who knows your history and could examine you. Two general issues; if you are overweight, try hard to lose weight; if you are diabetic, keep tight control of blood sugar. ...Read more

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Just finished keflex for cellulitis infection and responded well. Skin no longer hot or red but still a little swollen. Been 11 days, should I worry?

Just finished keflex for cellulitis infection and responded well. Skin no longer hot or red but still a little swollen. Been 11 days, should I worry?

Not necessarily: It take some time for antibiotics to work and the inflammatory reaction to subside. If concerned see the doctor who gave you the antibiotics. ...Read more

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My nose is tender to the touch and turned red. No cut or anything but it is noticeably red and tender. Could this be cellulitis or an infection?

My nose is tender to the touch and turned red. No cut or anything but it is noticeably red and tender. Could this be cellulitis or an infection?

Could be several: Different conditions, such as fungal or bacterial infection most commonly Erysipelas or Rosacea. Or it could be bad acne, or reaction to cold/heat. Or a sunburn or chemical burn. Is it peeling? Is it hot and tender? Are there spots? Please see a healthcare provider for help with your condition. ...Read more

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I'm allergic 2 penicillin/prescribed cephalexin 4 a cellulitis infection in my arm from a iv. How fast would a serious reaction occur if allergic?

I'm allergic 2 penicillin/prescribed cephalexin 4 a cellulitis infection in my arm from a iv. How fast would a serious reaction occur if allergic?

Minutes to hours: A small proportion of penicillin allergic patients can have an allergic reaction to cephalexin. Drug allergic reactions can occur in minutes to hours if already sensitized. It is possible to develop serious allergic reactions after several days of being on the medication and in some cases even shortly after stopping the med. Allergy testing is available for penicillin but not cephalexin. ...Read more

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I am two days late but I am taking bactrim (for cellulitis) and cipro (ciprofloxacin) (for bladder infection). I took a test but it was negative.?

I am two days late but I am taking bactrim (for cellulitis) and cipro (ciprofloxacin) (for bladder infection). I took a test but it was negative.?

Pregnancy?: First, if you are taking Bactrim you probably do not need to be on Cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxacin unless you had a urine culture showing an organism resistant to the bactrim. Secondly, you do not want to be on Cipro (ciprofloxacin) if pregnant. There are no immediate known contraindications to Bactrim for pregnant humans in the first trimester. Last, you may be pregnant and not yet have a positive test. ...Read more

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I been DX with cellulitis and staph infection, the only medicine works is Vancomycin 1.2g.the dr won't listen to me about the meds that work for me.

I been DX with cellulitis and staph infection, the only medicine works is Vancomycin 1.2g.the dr won't listen to me about the meds that work for me.

Stick with vanco!: Your doctor is correct. Past antibiotics that "work for you" are irrelevant. Infection cure depends only on the bacteria causing it and which are antibiotics active against it. Don't mess with this. Staph cellulitis can be very dangerous and you might have MRSA; vancomycin is normal Rx to start. Maybe possible to change later if lab testing shows other antibiotic is active against your own staph. ...Read more

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A year ago I had a severe tooth abscess. Then a year later I had 2 bouts of cellulitis 3 months apart from eachother in leg. Why the weird infections?

A year ago I had a severe tooth abscess. Then a year later I had 2 bouts of cellulitis 3 months apart from eachother in leg. Why the weird infections?

Not sure: I am not sure, but if the tooth abscess was not properly resolved, the residual pathogens in the bone may have been involved. Typically unresolved infection does not affect or drain to the leg. Mandibular infections do drain to the lymph nodes and breast. There, is however, a commonality of pathogens in the body, potentially affecting both the tooth and a focus in the leg. ...Read more

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I have been taking antibotics for cellulitis in my knee and my boyfriend ends up with a yeast infection?

I have been taking antibotics for cellulitis in my knee and my boyfriend ends up with a yeast infection?

You question is?: You have not asked a question. Where is the site of the yeast infection? Is it mouth, genitals or some other place? He probably got it from you so you should both be treated, ...Read more

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