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How would one confirm for having Cellulitis?

Hi,My father inlaw broke his forearm 2 months ago and had his cast removed after 6 weeks.He is now experiencing pain and swelling in the inner part of his elbow.He is unable to bend at the elbow,and he has redness.Is it possible that he could have a cellulitis?
Mon, 18 Feb 2019
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Hi,

Consult a general surgeon and evaluated. An ultrasound scan is required. A short course of antibiotics might be required preferably Amoxclav.

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Dr. Shinas Hussain,
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