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Can cellulitis be prevented?

Can cellulitis be prevented?

In some cases: Cellulitis is an infection of the skin. In podiatry, patients are sometimes placed on antibiotics prior to and after surgical procedures in hopes of preventing infection. ...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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Can recurrance of cellulitis be prevented by surgically removing the scar tissue?

Not usually a 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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Can weeping edema blisters of the legs be treated at home? What is the best way to prevent cellulitis?

Can weeping edema blisters of the legs be treated at home? What is the best way to prevent cellulitis?

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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Does sunblock prevent facial cellulitis?

Does sunblock prevent facial cellulitis?

Certainly not: Sunblock is to protect against sunburn. Cellulitis is a serious bacterial skin infection. Cellulitis is one of many causes of red skin. Red skin occurs with cellulitis. Red skin occurs with sunburn, which is completely different. ...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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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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What is cellulitis? How it causes? Need to avoid any food to prevent it become worse? How to treat it?

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 got left big toe cellulitis. How i gonna to treat it or need to avoid any food? How to prevent it spreads?

WHAT CAUSED IT?: What caused the cellulitis? Ingrown toenail, cut, puncture, blister, or callus? Identify the source and treat if possible. These types of infections generally require antibiotics(topical or oral). Its best to have it treated by a professional. ...Read more

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What is the way to prevent cellulitus of the breast?

What is the way to prevent cellulitus of the breast?

Breast cellulitis: This depends on what caused it. I've seen cellulitis from bug bites, skin cysts that became infected, nursing mothers usually with an abscess also, and severly obese women with 'panniculitis' of the breast, and occassionally it just happens in diabetics with poor sugar control. Rarely inflammatory breast cancer mimicks cellulitis. ...Read more

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I am a health care assistant and one of the clients has MS and recently is developing facial cellulits, is what can I do to prevent from catching it?

I  am a health care assistant and one of the clients has MS and recently is developing facial  cellulits, is what can I do to prevent from catching it?

Not major issue: The cellulitis is likely well circumscribed and not very infectious unless an open sore is present. In this day and age, however, must be cogniscent of flesh-eating strep, and drug resistant mersa, (staph), so contact the patients doctor, make sure you observe careful sterility and assure that patient is being effectively treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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