Cellulitis infection children

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Avatar n tn An antibiotic is usually given intravenously. Facial cellulitis in young children requires immediate treatment and responds well to antibiotics. Take care of the skin. Any measure that prevents injury to your skin will help to prevent cellulitis. Elevate the affected leg or arm to reduce swelling. Apply warm compresses to the affected area. Use pain relievers as needed.
Avatar m tn aureus infection is penicillin. The infection could sometimes be MRSA, Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus infection is treated by draining the sore and bactrim. Did you ensure to take the medication regularly? Have you completed the course of the medication prescribed? As unfinished doses can further lead to resistance. But your present symptoms of persistent swelling indicate that you are not responding to bactrim and that the infection is spreading.
Avatar n tn My 2.5 year old son keeps getting abscesses that get diagnosed as cellulitis. He gets at least one every other month and its starting to worry me. I keep him clean, bathed everyday, cut his fingernails often and is otherwise quite healthy. His pediatrician says that many people get them but the frequency is starting to be ridiculous! They start as small pimple-like and in a matter of 24hours can grow to 1-1.5 inches in diameter.
Avatar m tn I have had reoccurring infections of various kinds over the past several years including styes, cysts in my upper thigh regions, nose, and now a golfball sized abcess on my back. I've been prescribed apo cephalex 4x daily @ 500 mg, and have been taking echinecea and doing hot compresses several times a day. Nothing seems to be helping so far, and when I went in to the clinic doctor, she said it was too hard to lance (on the 20th, it's now 11 pm of the 23rd)....
Avatar n tn Hello, What you seem to be having seems like cellulitis. Cellulitis is an infection of the deep subcutaneous tissue of the skin.Insect bite is a common cause of cellulitis. Skin on the face or lower legs is most commonly affected by this infection. Cellulitis is characterized by redness, swelling, warmth, and pain or tenderness.Diagnosis is by clinical examination and blood cultures.
Avatar n tn The enthuses is the site at which the tendon or ligament attaches to the bone),cellulitis(Inflammation of skin or subcutaneous tissues),lympadenitis(Lymphadenitis is swelling of lymph nodes due to inflammation) ,chilblains and trench feet(in extreme temperatures),lupus and systemic diseases like kidney and heart failure. Exact diagnosis can only be made only after clinical examination.Although it appears like cellulitis or boil,but other conditions also cannot be ignored.
12259696 tn?1424313703 Some children are slow learners, some children are quiet and shy. Everyone has different qualities and ways about them selves. I would research side affects on the medication you are giving your child. The first comment I would definitely look at because that is from a Dr.
Avatar m tn Usually, the lymph nodes go down after about 6 weeks but for an infection such as Epstein Barr it can take up to 2 months. Are your lymph nodes soft and tender or hard? How large are they?
Avatar m tn Hello~I would definitely ask your GP, since Cellulitis is a bacterial infection, which means, it in itself is an infection, so, having the current infection checked would be a wise avenue to follow. I do know that with antibiotics, the Cellulitis should clear up within 7 to 10 days, but again, this is something your GP will be able to discuss with your.
Avatar m tn I went to the doctor in November and he said it was cellulitis-folliculitis infection via staph. I was put on antibiotics and had antibiotic cream. They didn't go away so i went back at the beginning of February, and they put me on bactrim and the same cream. They are still not gone and i am concerned because my girlfriend has gotten a UTI ("a bad one" - Doctor") and her doctors says its because i have staph.
Avatar f tn Breast cellulitis is a skin infection and would have no real connection to breast cancer. You may be thinking of Inflammatory Breast Cancer. Breast cellulitis is most often treated with a course of antibiotics. Regards ....
Avatar f tn Not a Doc of course, but From what I know, cellulitis is an objective symptom of inflammation caused from some type of infection. Depends on whether the strain of Bacteria causing the infection is contagious. Normally treated with course of antibiotics, but certain bacteria initially resistant to treatment may require alternative or extended treatment. A culture, swab test by a dermatologist or family Doc can determine what type of bacteria is present and best treatment methods.
328799 tn?1276565732 Second you may have pre-speptal cellulitis which is much less serious than orbital cellulitis (OC).. OC is a very serious infection that often requires hospitaliztion and IV antibiotics. In adults the most common cause of OC is sinus infection spreading to the orbet (eye socket).
1577158 tn?1476511278 I had a c-section 4 months ago and i ended up having a staph infection, yeast infection and cellulitis. I was out in three different antibiotics since first one didn't work. It went away but I still have pain, skin sensitive to the touch, itchiness and numbness also patches under skin that still feel as if the cellulitis isn't completely gone. Should I be concerned or will it be permanent or what? I know the numbness will last but what about the others????
Avatar f tn I got a burn on my left thigh about two weeks ago and was treated for cellulitis with 500mg keflex three times a day. When I only had four pills left, I was coming down with some sort of virus, and found it impossible to stomach the antibiotics, so I stopped taking them. A few days later, I noticed that the skin around the burn was still warm to the touch (not burning hot but definitely warmer than the rest of my skin) and that I still had a low-grade fever (ranging from 99.0-99.9).
1212365 tn?1329968536 Where exactly did she have the cellulitis? That can be VERY serious. My husband recently had a bout of cellulitis in January and standard antibiotics didn't work for him, he ended up in the hospital on IV antibiotics. His ear, cheek and heading to his eye were involved and I have never seen anything like it. The swelling was tremendous. that can be a dangerous infection and in and of itself can cause the body to be stressed and react.
Avatar n tn Hi Sheilag, Welcome to MedHelp's Pain Management Forum. It does sound like you have a localized infection...or the beginning of a cellulitis. If you haven't been to Urgent Care or ER you need to do so now. You want to avoid a system wide blood infection, sepsis. Please let us know how you are doing.