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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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.

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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.

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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!

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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