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What are the concerns with having cellulitis?

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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Spreading

Cellulitis, or skin infection, concerns us when it takes longer than 7 days to improve, or gets worse: spreading across more skin or going deeper into your blood.
Watch out for increased pain, redness, red streaks, fever/chills, feeling bleah (malaise).

In brief: Spreading

Cellulitis, or skin infection, concerns us when it takes longer than 7 days to improve, or gets worse: spreading across more skin or going deeper into your blood.
Watch out for increased pain, redness, red streaks, fever/chills, feeling bleah (malaise).
Dr. Francine Yep
Dr. Francine Yep
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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Whats 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.

In brief: Whats 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.
Dr. Michael Miller
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Bloodstream infectio

Infection of body tissues where the bacteria can enter blood stream and causes infections elsewhere.
..If severe, untreated, can lead to sepsis--cardiovascular compromise..Low blood pressure, strokes, heart attacks...You name it.. Fortunately, cellulitis is usually a localized disease and if promptly treated, good outcome is expected.. Check with your doc. Good luck.

In brief: Bloodstream infectio

Infection of body tissues where the bacteria can enter blood stream and causes infections elsewhere.
..If severe, untreated, can lead to sepsis--cardiovascular compromise..Low blood pressure, strokes, heart attacks...You name it.. Fortunately, cellulitis is usually a localized disease and if promptly treated, good outcome is expected.. Check with your doc. Good luck.
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