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Just diagnosed w/cellulitis (spider bite) current hepc tx weakened my immunity. How serious is this?

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Dr. Jamie Berkes
Internal Medicine - Hepatology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

Depending on the severity of the cellulitis, it may possible to continue treating your hepatitis c while also being treated for the cellulitis.
You should notify your your treating physician if you haven't done so.

In brief: Possibly

Depending on the severity of the cellulitis, it may possible to continue treating your hepatitis c while also being treated for the cellulitis.
You should notify your your treating physician if you haven't done so.
Dr. Jamie Berkes
Dr. Jamie Berkes
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Dr. MANOHAR CHENCHUGALLA
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Serious

Cellulitis diagnosed in a person who has just finished treatment for hep c which includes interferon are generally immunesupressed.
This is serious and need to be started on antibiotics, and may need intravenous antibiotics as soon as possible depending on the severity of infection. So you need to be reevaluated very soon. Even low grade fever is considered serious in these situations.

In brief: Serious

Cellulitis diagnosed in a person who has just finished treatment for hep c which includes interferon are generally immunesupressed.
This is serious and need to be started on antibiotics, and may need intravenous antibiotics as soon as possible depending on the severity of infection. So you need to be reevaluated very soon. Even low grade fever is considered serious in these situations.
Dr. MANOHAR CHENCHUGALLA
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Dr. Peter Wiggin
Wound care

In brief: Brown Recluse

We are seeing an increase in brown recluse spider bites.
These can progress to significant tissue death and with hep c worsening morbidity. I would present to er or local hospital based wound clinic. The area should be elevated with possible cooling to prevent progressive tissue death. Antibiotic coverage should be initiated immediately prior to developing worsening cellulitis.

In brief: Brown Recluse

We are seeing an increase in brown recluse spider bites.
These can progress to significant tissue death and with hep c worsening morbidity. I would present to er or local hospital based wound clinic. The area should be elevated with possible cooling to prevent progressive tissue death. Antibiotic coverage should be initiated immediately prior to developing worsening cellulitis.
Dr. Peter Wiggin
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