Cellulitis infection in 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.
636190 tn?1222787768 In adults, it often occurs on the legs, face, or arms. In children, it is most common on the face or around the anus. An infection on the face could lead to a dangerous eye infection. See a doctor right away if you have an infected area of skin and: * The infected area is getting redder, more painful, or larger, or it has red streaks extending from it. * You have a fever or chills. * The infected area is on your face or your groin. How do you get cellulitis?
Avatar m tn Afternoon. I have had cellulitis in my nose for over a month.... took Bactrim, Clindamycin, and another 5 days of Bactrim.. which didn't help in the first place... but... i have this swollen membrane (i guess) from the tip of my nose about 1/2 inch back... it always feels like it is going to swell up again.... with no insurance another 125.00 is not what I want to pay since it seems like none of that helped anyway... anybody have any thoughts on this one???
Avatar n tn I have really been concerned and have pulled up information on the computer. The way I understand it from what I have read in articles I pulled up Cellulitis is caused by bacteria infection in the skin (like Staph) and can be very dangerous as it can cause Septis and get in the bloodstream. I suggest you really question the doctor and find out if he can tell you what can be done to correct the situation. I want her to go to a "Dermatologist" to see if they can help her.
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.
12259696 tn?1424313703 Hello, My son is low functioning autistic. He had Cellulitis out of the blue in January, He has prior too having the Cellulitis a low grade fever, ranging from 99.5 to 100.5 during the bout with this infection he was up to 104. HIs face and lips were so swollen and no one knows why. He responded to the antibiotics and the swelling went down within a week. He is still experiencing Low grade fevers and has a cluster of swollen lymph nodes.
Avatar m tn How long would it take for a swollen lymph node to return to normal after a cellulitis infection in the neck? I still feel the area to be a bit swollen and it's been about 6 months since the infection.
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 ) Watch it for cellulitis, which is a serious infection. If the area around it is red, and the redness spreads, is warm to the touch, you get a fever or nausea, go to the emergency room. Draw a circle around it, maybe an inch or two outside the boil, and if it spreads past that, go to the emergency room. That's REALLY important. If cellulitis goes untreated, it can cause a blood infection called sepsis, which can be fatal.
Avatar n tn If you have cellulitis in your foot how long should you stay off your feet for?
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 ....
328799 tn?1276565732 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 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.
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 The swelling was tremendous. that can be a dangerous infection and in and of itself can cause the body to be stressed and react. Did they determine if the cellulitis was staph or strep and if it was secondary to another infection somewhere? Are her symptoms going away? Really important to treat that infection with a big gun to wipe it out. Cellulitis, depending on where it is can actually kill you.
Avatar m tn t know if the infection is totally gone. The skin in the area is not bright red anymore, and is not particularly hot. However, it's still red, but it's a darkened red, not like at the beginning. Is this a sign that the infection is gone? Shouldn't the skin go back to the way it was before the infection before one can say the infection is gone? What can I do if the infection is still there? I think the doctor suspended the antibiotics because a month is a long time with them.
Avatar f tn I am 40 year old female a little overweight, and a few days ago I woke up with pain in my left groin area ( like where the underwear lie) It does not hurt to walk, but it is sensitive to the touch and my skin in very sensitive. The pain has also moved to the outside of my hip, I could not lay on that side last night, but only when I touch it. At first I was not to concerned, but now I am wondering if it could be a blood clot in the groin.