Cellulitis infection of arm

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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.
Avatar f tn There are also precautions you must take to prevent it getting worse and also to prevent the occurance of cellulitis. One thing before you do get treatment; DO NOT apply heat to the area. Elevate the arm as often as possible and no strenuousactivity involving the arm unless you are wearing a compression sleeve. good luck to you. May I suggest that you log into this forum and click on the lymphedema portion. It's very informative and a pt. to pt. forum. bcsupport.
Avatar n tn If it is finally draining, it may start to heal up without a problem. Your doctor should be able to get a culture of it now if you want to be sure of whether or not it is a staph infection. You don't need stitches----if it is staph, that hole needs to be able to drain and heal from the inside out. If it doesn't get better, getting a culture will tell you whether or not it is regular staph or if it is MRSA. MRSA reaquires different antibiotics.
1952278 tn?1324651046 I had a red spot appear on my right arm about 6cm under my armpit. There is only one spot and measures 6.5 cm x 10 cm, is itching like crazy off and on and is not raised. There are no bite marks and I have not taken any new meds. The only new thing to my diet is deer jerkey and I doubt that caused it. I was in the ER 6 days before this popped up. I had a nurse try to put in an IV and she ruptured my vain in the process.
Avatar n tn I recently, 1 1/2 months ago, had a severe strep aureus infection in my arm. I had vancomycin IV 2x day for 7 days. I had severe cellulitis with it. Now I am experiencing severe pain and numbness in my hand and arm. The 4th and 5th finger of my right hand are numb with pain. The pain goes up my arm. It is waking me up at night. In the wrist portion of my hand, it seems to be "caving" in somewhat. The pain in the back of my hand and wrist are the worst. What can I do about the pain?
Avatar f tn Hello, Since the rash on breast is spreading it can be due to dermatitis skin or cellulitis skin. Cellulitis is an acute infection of skin and soft tissues characterized by localized pain, swelling, tenderness, erythema, and warmth.It usually follows a break in the skin, such as a fissure, cut, laceration, insect bite, or puncture wound. I suggest you an immediate dermatologist’s evaluation and get the skin biopsied to confirm the diagnosis.
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 f tn t put this off -- when I got cellulitis on my arm it was a VERY stubborn infection and took two rounds of antibiotics to knock down, and that was just out in the air on my arm, where there is no moisture or source of bacteria.
Avatar m tn Then it could be an abscess and may need to be drained. It could most probably be a staphylococcal infection. The treatment of choice for S. 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.
Avatar m tn These red dots, appearing on my left foot and tops of toes, and sporadically on my left leg, torso, and both arms, began appearing while I was on antibiotics for a cellulitis infection in my left foot. They started as bright red dots ranging in size from 1 mm to 3 mm. Two of them on my lower left leg, and one on my left upper arm have turned brown. The others are still red.
Avatar f tn i got abcess on arm cellulitis mrsa weeks of antibiotics had knee arthroscopyshortly before this i have excruciating knee pain medially went to er had ultra sound today fluid collection in joint 2.8x1.
Avatar m tn That's good news. I think (if memory serves), cellulitis is an infection of the layer of skin below the top layer, meaning that once it gets in there, washing doesn't reach it. Mine was on my upper arm; it grew and got really red, and took two rounds of antibiotics to subdue. It sounds like you caught your problem earlier than I did.
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.
Avatar n tn All I could do was lay n the bed, could barely walk bc of the cellulitis and my belly being the size of a house, but had to get up to pee every 20 mins. From being pregnant. I was n so much pain I jus decided to go back to the ER and let them lance it. My mother had to borrow a van just to get me to the hospital bc I cud only lay down. So they "numb" it.. Little did I know it only numbs the surface so u don't feel them cutt it open. The doctor squeezed for ab 5 minutes!..
Avatar m tn I still have painful swollen lymph glands in my neck and face. It has been over 3 years since I had cellulitis from injections in my neck and base of skull. Any insight would be appreciated.
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.