Cellulitis

What is Cellulitis?

Cellulitis is a localized or diffuse inflammation of connective tissue, caused by bacteria, with severe inflammation of dermal and subcutaneous layers of the skin. Cellulitis can be caused by normal skin flora or by exogenous bacteria, and often occurs where the skin has previously been broken: cracks in the skin, cuts, blisters, burns, insect bites, and surgical wounds.

Questions and answers on "Cellulitis"

i have been taking Huminsulin-N 20 units each mornig and evening. my bsl was 270 fasting. recently cellulitis is developed in my left lower leg. for which doctor have suggested me 1. Ceftum 500 twice a day, oflox OZ twicw a day, and for contrlling bsl- added Jalra M 50/500mg in addition to insulin.

now, my bsl has come down to 68 in fasting. cellulitis is also improving.

my questions are: 1. what should i reduce- Jalra M or insulin?
2. How long it takes to completely heal the cellulitis?

doctor1 MD

Hi,

I have gone through your medical history carefully and understood your concerns.

You are reporting to be using Huminsulin-N, which makes me think you might be suffering of:
- uncontrolled type 2 diabetes
- or type 1 diabetes

As long as your bsl was dropped to 68 when using Jalra M, it makes...

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well my doctor already monitors my legs closely because i have circulation issues and keep developing cellulitis. but i have a small sore on the one leg and just now when was itching it pea=eled the scab off and the blood looks black coming out, was wondering if should worry or not, also i am a diabetic

doctor1 MD

HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

It would be best to have it assessed by your doctor since you are diabetic with a history of cellulitis.

Though the area may not be infected,diabetics are at risk of infection and also poor healing. Early treatment for any infection improves the chance of...

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I would like a dermatologist please: I have cellulitis on both legs from ankle to knee (I also have psoriasis) I have been on alpo cephalex for 10 days 500 mg 6 a day. I was hoping there would be a difference in the legs by now. I also wear compression stocking and put them on even though my legs are still tender.

Liz.

doctor1 MD

Hi,

Thanks for writing here.

In case if your cellulitis not responded to cephalex you can go for amoxy clav.

You also need to take good pain killers like diclofenac and seratopeptidase combination.

Take complete rest.

Continue with stockoings and leg elevation.

Get your blood sugar status...

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I have cellulitis, was prescribed an oral antibiotic 3 days ago, I won't take it today since it really was making me feel bad, though my cellulitis is almost gone. It's Labor Day and the clinic that prescibrd the oral antibiotic is closed. Do i gut it out and take one more dosage tonight (I didn't take this morning) or not. Either way I am going back to the clinic inthemorning.

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Do not worry about the things. If you missed one dose of the antibiotic then you can take the other dose at the earliest possible. Anyhow your cellulitis part is almost healed so do not worry about anything.

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My mother got cellulitis in her hand just from blood being drawn from her arm. She was on antibiotics when it came in her other hand. She had been on the antibiotic for 2 days. She had blood drawn from this arm since the other arm was hurting from the cellulitis.

doctor1 MD

Hello,
Welcome to HCM
As your mother is already on antibiotics,ask her to continue the full course of antibiotics.This is the treatment for cellulitis.

Also take pain killers like analgesics for pain.

If the swelling doesn't come down by this measures,surgical intervention like fasciotomy is...

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can you get celulitis on your arms massively and very little on your legs. What is cellulitis, and what causes it.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Cellulitis is a skin infection

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for contacting HCM with your health care concerns

You are concerned about about cellulitis. Cellulitis is infection in the tissues. The infection is usually caused by some time of break in the skin like a cut or even a...

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I was diagnosed with beginnings of cellulitis last Thursday night. I have taken anti-biopics, and the condition has improved and is responding. Is it alright to fly tomorrow for work? A one hour flight there and back. Lmk.
Thanks

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
If under control , you can fly.

Detailed Answer:
Hi I am Dr Gopal Goel Orthopedic Surgeon.
In case there is beginning of Cellulitis ,no distal swelling and cellulitis is Responding to antibiotics there is no reason you cannot take a short flight. But be careful and if any sign (...

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I get recurrent cellulitis infection of my legs, usually flares up when I get a cut on my fet, even a small one. Is Ciprofloxacin the same family of antibiotics as flufloxacillin or flucillin, usually used to treat it?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Ciprofloxacin belongs to quinolone group

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you for writing to us

I have taken note of your query and I have understood it.

Ciprofloxacin is a Quinolone group of antibiotic whereas Flucloxacillin is a penicillin group of antibiotic.

Ciprofloxacin is more...

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Is Cellulitis contagious?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Could be contagious

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Thanks for the query


Cellulitis is not contagious unless it is touched onto by a person with a broken or inflammed skin. For all practical purposes I suggest you to touch the skin with gloves. Transmision will not take place by being next...

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hi,,I have cellituis in lower legs and they have elec jolts going thru them. Is this supposed to happen ??Thanks.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Irritability can be there

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the query.
Sometimes nerves get irritated in cellulitis which leads to Such sensation.
Take methylcobalamine tablet daily for a week this will give you relief.
I hope you are on oral antibiotics for cellulitis.
It is very...

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