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Posted on Mon, 31 Jul 2017 in Lump
Question: I was diagnosed with cellulitis there is not a wound or abscess but under my skin there is a large hard area that is very painful. I believe I got the cellulitis from an im b12 shot. Is this normal for cellulitis
Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 21 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Painful conditions can occur at injection site following IM B 12.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear
Thanks for using Healthcaremagic.com
I have evaluated your query thoroughly .

* IM B12 shot can give painful conditions at injection site .

Kindly provide some more details so that I can answer your query completely .

1. Site of IM shot , when given , how much ML , first time or taken previously .
2. Cellulitis - site , duration in relation with shot , area , progress , relieving by
medicines or not , overlying skin changes red , warm .
3. Systemic problems as fever or other .
4. Underlying past illness as diabetes , taking any other medicines than narrated
herewith as blood thinners or else .

Awaiting for your response .

Regards .
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
Follow up: Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 41 minutes later
It was on my right upper buttock area 2ml and I have received them every 2 weeks previously. This is where the cellulitis is. The overlying skin had redness and warm to touch was about 18cm x 4cm but has shrunk down to 9x4cm. It is still very painful to touch or sit on. It hurts the worse where the hardened area is. I've had fevers but since starting antibiotics they are low grade 99.7f. No previous medical problems
Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 31 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Recovering cellulitis.need basic evaluations for better recovery management

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for the details .

* This is not normal for every B 12 shot , but unfortunately you got the cellulitis
post injection .

* I strongly recommend to

- Get an ultrasound examination of the local part to rule out underlying presence
of pus and if any then amount of the same .
- Laboratory test including complete blood counts and fasting blood sugar .
- As size has decreased from previous one , continue antibiotics & other
medicines as per your doctor`s advise .
- Ice application 5 minutes each session every 6 - 8 hourly would help better .
- Avoid sitting prolong on hard surfaces , long drives .
- Keep the part clean with antiseptic liquids .

Hope this will help you .
Welcome for further assistance .
Wishing you fine recovery .
Regards .

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