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Why Is Bruising In Cellulitis
Bruises, or ecchymoses, are a discoloration and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the tissues. Pupura refers to bruising as the result of a disease condition. A very small bruise is called a petechia. These often appear as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could ...Read more
Yes: Cellulitis will cause swelling and redness and and on the legs or deep involvement can have a dark color. This needs treatments with antibiotics either orally or in more severe cases with intravenous antibiotics. See your doctor as urgent appointment today if possible. Otherwise go to er. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Spreading red warmth: This is typically associated with an enlarging area of redness, swelling and warmth. Occasionally one may see involvement of the lymph vessels with red streaks going up to the groin and called lymphangitis. As seen in the picture, some may circle the borders of the redness to monitor the spread into the surrounding normal tissues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had a small "bruise" fine for 2 days didn't do anything but then got very red swollen and BIG over last few days. Dr said cellulitis. Is this correct?
Elbow cellulitis: on day 8 of azirthomycin. Only did 5 days of sulfameth bc of allergy. Bruise was gone 2 days in with both. Now it's back. What? Why?
Low fever w/cellulitis. Symptoms gone (fever still there) w/ 4.5days of sulfa/azythro antibx. Quit sulfa day 5. Still on azythro day 8. Bruise back?
Cellulitis on inner thigh, on day 6 of ATB's, redness/swelling gone, now just left with what looks like 2 brown bruises, is this normal?
What started: Varicose vein? Clot? Injury? The history and exams are needed to discern the issues. ...Read more
Grandson has red patch on thigh at groin. No bites, no scrapes, no bruise. Warm and very tender. Could it be cellulitis?
Husband dx with cellulitis on his foot. On antibiotics for over 24 hours. Swelling and pain have decreased, but redness & bruising increased. Normal?
Yes, pretty normal: Cellulitis doesn't respond to antibotics overnight; it takes a few days. The reduced swelling and pain are good news, so no serious wories that redness has increased. Contact the doctor treating your husband if it actually gets worse (more pain, more swelling, higher fever) in the next day or two; or if no significant improvement after 4-5 days. Or call any time if still in doubt. ...Read more
Same symptoms for cellulitis though?That's what was diagnosed but 3 doses of antibiotic hasn't helped (re symptoms of blood clot,shin just below knee)
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