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I have celulitus in my leg ans its a deep hole. Is going to be their forever how do I clean it?
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Dr. Deborah Cole-Sedivy
Aesthetic Medicine
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In brief: Cellulitis
Cellulitis is an infection of the skin and underlying tissues and is usually treated with antibiotics and sometimes requires debridement, which is a removal of the devitalized or dead tissue from the area.
It sounds as though you are describing a ulcer when you speak of a "hole" in the area. This type of deformity may remain or partially fill in. A photograph would be helpful.

In brief: Cellulitis
Cellulitis is an infection of the skin and underlying tissues and is usually treated with antibiotics and sometimes requires debridement, which is a removal of the devitalized or dead tissue from the area.
It sounds as though you are describing a ulcer when you speak of a "hole" in the area. This type of deformity may remain or partially fill in. A photograph would be helpful.
Dr. Deborah Cole-Sedivy
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
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In brief: Cellulitis & hole
The deep hole is most likely a skin ulcer, which is a different problem from the cellulitis.
Cellulitis will respond promptly to an antibiotic. The skin ulcer is usually caused by excessive pressure on the skin, often from inadequate venous flow. These take time (weeks to a couple of months) to heal and require careful dressing changes.

In brief: Cellulitis & hole
The deep hole is most likely a skin ulcer, which is a different problem from the cellulitis.
Cellulitis will respond promptly to an antibiotic. The skin ulcer is usually caused by excessive pressure on the skin, often from inadequate venous flow. These take time (weeks to a couple of months) to heal and require careful dressing changes.
Dr. Colin Kerr
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