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How Do I Treat a cellulitis infection?

A: cellulitis is a complication of a bacterial or fungal infection that leads to the development of a painful, red, itchy rash. Most cases of cellulitis are mild and cause only slight discomfort, though a severe or untreated cellulitis infection can lead to fever, breathing difficulties, and potentially fatal heart complications. It is essential for a person who notices a persistent rash to seek medical evaluation to receive an accurate diagnosis and learn about specific cellulitis infection remedies. Mild cases can usually be relieved with oral antibiotics, though advanced infections often...


Leg, Thigh Pain after cellulitis infection

A: It is unlikely that the microorganisms are still present if the nodes are no longer swollen or painful and you are not experiencing a fever. Instead there may have been significant inflammation in the area which could have led to fibrotic scarring of the lymphatic vessel and/or node. Sometimes a calcification could even occur. Another consideration is phlebitis which is inflammation of the leg veins following an infection. Even though the infection resolved, the vein may still be inflamed. It is not likely that bacteria is still present in your leg, as Dr. Chris already told. This pain that you''ve mentioned may be caused from several other causes. It would be good to visit nearest pharmacy and buy something for this abscess...


How Do I Prevent A cellulitis infection?

A: First and foremost, you should protect your skin from cuts, bruises, and scraps. For example, always wear gloves and other forms of protection when working outside or in dirty areas. Next, you should wash and clean all wounds with antibacterial soap and ointments. Always change and apply clean bandages. If you have dry skin, then you should try to keep it moisturized at all times to prevent cracking and bleeding. Open wounds are targets for cellulitis infections.  If a fever develops or swelling, then you should consult a doctor as soon as possible....

My daughter is 20, with type 1 diabetes. she has recurrent MRSA/cellulitis infections. Will this greatly affect her a1c?

A: You are correct in the feeling that MRSA and cellulites can and will affect blood glucose, as will any source of infection, often contributing to increased need for insulin. It is not inevitable, however, that a person must have poor control of their blood glucose in the case of chronic infection. And, in fact, excellent control of blood glucose is your daughters BEST DEFENSE against the infection. If she is not already seeing an Endocrinologist or Doctor who specializes in the management of Type 1 Diabetes, I would highly recommend you find someone who has the expertise to help your daughter maintain excellent control of her diabetes. She may also benefit from the support and encouragement of health care...


cellulitis infection: Is it contagious?

A: Although cellulitis isn''t directly contagious, you can acquire the germs that cause cellulitis from someone who has it. cellulitis is a bacterial infection that occurs in the deeper layers (dermis and subcutaneous tissues) of the skin. Signs and symptoms include: Redness, swelling and tendernessWarmth of the affected skinFever and chillsSwollen glands or lymph nodesLeft untreated, the bacterial infection may rapidly turn into a life-threatening condition. For this reason, early diagnosis and treatment of cellulitis is important. It''s possible that you could be exposed to the bacteria that cause cellulitis if you...


Which Are the Most Common Antibiotics for cellulitis?

A: cellulitis is a skin disease brought about by bacterial infection. There are several types of antibiotics for cellulitis treatment. These include amoxicillin, amoxicillin clavulanate, clindamycin, and penicillin. Different generations of cephalosporins are also commonly used antibiotics for cellulitis. Physicians usually choose one of these antibiotics depending on what specific bacteria is causing the infection. Bacteria usually enter the skin whenever an injury or break in the skin occurs. Signs of cellulitis infection include redness, swelling, pain, and warmth of the affected skin involved. Swollen lymph nodes,...


What Is cellulitis of the Legs?

A: cellulitis of the legs is a skin infection caused by bacteria. While it does most commonly infect the legs, a patient may also have cellulitis on his arms or head. Patients typically experience pain and swelling in their legs after the bacteria infects them through a scrape or a cut in the skin. They should seek medical attention as soon as possible, as this infection can cause potentially life-threatening complications. Treatment for cellulitis of the legs includes taking an antibiotic.. Some people may be at a higher risk of developing cellulitis of the legs than others. Those with a weakened immune system, which can be caused by the use of...


What Is Pathophysiology of cellulitis?

A: The pathophysiology of cellulitis begins when bacteria enters the skin. This bacteria causes an infection, which may cause skin symptoms such as redness and swelling around the site of the infection. If the bacteria gets into the bloodstream or into the deeper layers of the skin, complications can occur. Typically, cellulitis is treated with antibiotics.. Several types of bacteria can set the pathophysiology of cellulitis into motion, the most common being streptococcus and staphylococcus. Areas where the skin is dry and flaking, broken, or wounded are the most likely sites for bacteria to enter the body. Insect bites may also transmit bacteria that can cause a skin...


Persistent cellulitis not completely healing

A: The cellulitis should resolve completely if you were prescribed the correct dosage of antibiotics. If yo have other underlying predisposing conditions like diabetes, then the proper management of this condition is essential as well. Although you were seen and prescribed these meds at the ER, they should have advised you on a follow up consultation with a specialist physician. If you have not done so, it would be advisable to see a general practitioner on a regular basis until the infection resolves. If infection is not totally healed my advice is to visit doctor or seek for additional opinion (go to another doctor). This type of cellulitis infection as you...


How Should I Treat a Knee infection?

A: The knee is a very important joint. It allows a person to walk, run, sit, and kneel. Thus, when a person contracts a knee infection, it is important to seek a doctor''s help for proper treatment. Often a knee infection can be treated with antibiotics, but surgery may also be needed to get rid of the problem. It all depends on the type and severity of infection. There are several conditions that can be classified as a knee infection, including knee bursitis, septic arthritis, osteomyelitis, and cellulitis. infections typically are caused by bacteria, virus, or a fungus. Of all the infections, knee bursitis may be the...

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