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Will cellulitis come back? How can I prevent this?

Will cellulitis come back? How can I prevent this?

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

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Dr. Michael Miller
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Cellulitis (Definition)

Cellulitis is an infection of the skin characterized by erythema (red), Edema(swelling), warmth, and tenderness. It usually spreads with visually indistinct borders that involve the ...Read more


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My cellulitis symptoms lasted a week and disappeared completely a month ago, Could it come back?

My cellulitis symptoms lasted a week and disappeared completely a month ago, Could it come back?

Red,hot,swollen: If you had cellulitis one month ago, unless you reinfect yourself, it should not reappear. Sometimes, if you scratch yourself with dirty nails, or with an object that is not clean, the cellulitis may return. Wash well with soap and water and don't scratch. ...Read more

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How can I keep cellulitis from coming back? I got it for the first time about two years ago, and the antibiotics the doctor gave me worked. Then it came back six months later. The antibiotics worked, but not as good. Now it’s coming back every three or fo

How can I keep cellulitis from coming back? I got it for the first time about two years ago, and the antibiotics the doctor gave me worked. Then it came back six months later. The antibiotics worked, but not as good. Now it’s coming back every three or fo

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

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I keep getting lumps under my snkin in my underarm. My Dr gave me Hibiclens & it would work for a month then come back. How can I prevent these?

I keep getting lumps under my snkin in my underarm. My Dr gave me Hibiclens & it would work for a month then come back. How can I prevent these?

Hibiclens: You obviously cannot control those lumps with Hibiclens and I suspect there is an unexplained reason for your lumps. Your doctor needs to examine you again and a biopsy - not a big issue - may be needed. ...Read more

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Does gianotti crosti come back? My 15 month was just diagnosed with it and it's starting to go away after 7 days. Anything I can do to prevent it?

Does gianotti crosti come back?  My 15 month was just diagnosed with it and it's starting to go away after 7 days. Anything I can do to prevent it?

PAS SYNDROME: Gianotti crosti or as it is called nowpapulovescicular acrolateral syndrome which was first described in 1957 in itally by dr gianotti is caused by few viruses and since it is not one virus, theoreticaly it can recur, but it is such a rare condition, the odds are against it. ...Read more

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What should I do to prevent the pilonidal cyst come back after the surgery?

What should I do to prevent the pilonidal cyst come back after the surgery?

Good hygiene.: Keep the area clean, lose weight if needed, and avoid prolonged sitting. You might also want to shave the area regularly (or use hair removal products). Sometimes they recur anyway, no matter what you do; but the above will decrease the chances. ...Read more

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I just removed my tonsil stones. I know they will come back but how am i going to prevent them?

I just removed my tonsil stones. I know they will come back but how am i going to prevent them?

Tonsil stones.: Tonsils are filled with nooks and crannies where bacteria and dead cells and mucous become trapped. The debris becomes concentrated in white formations that occur in the pockets and tonsil stones, or tonsilloliths, are formed when this trapped debris calcifies. This tends to happen most often in people who have chronic inflammations like sinusitis. Cannot prevent them except tonsillectomy. ...Read more

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I've been treated for BV but it always come back my partner has never been treated is there a way to prevent this odor it gives me low self-esteem?

I've been treated for BV but it always come back my partner has never been treated is there a way to prevent this odor it gives me low self-esteem?

Imbalance: BV is an imbalance in the vaginally bacteria. It is not passed sexually, do it does no good to treat your partner. The abnormal bacteria needs to be suppressed, which is what Metronidazole does. But then the normal bacteria needs to be restored, which is mainly Lactobacillus acidophilus, as in yogurt. Eating yogurt or taking probiotics help. DO NOT DOUCHE! It works against you. ...Read more