Cellulitis infection of the legs

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Avatar m tn Cellultis on the lower legs? I don't know. The Victrelis (at least I think that is the culprit) was wrecked havok on my lower legs. I still have 5 weeks to go but hope they will clear when I am done. Have you had swelling of the ankles and feet? Is your cirrhosis compensated?
Avatar f tn I was then told the infection move up to my leg. Was given medicine as of today I have still have pain in my leg, swelling, warm to touch. Now when I sneeze if feels like needles vibrating through my legs.
199976 tn?1305716364 My granddaughter, 21 years of age, in the least six months has had some type of infection causing what looks like a boil with redness around it, more than one, on your legs. At present she has three places and they really hurt. The doctor says it is Cellulitis and is caused by bacteria. She is given antibiotics and pain pills. Can anyone give me further information?
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 m tn The next night I had extensive surgery to clean out the infection which had spread into the joint of my finger. Apparently cellulitis in the finger can quickly become dangerous. I spent 4 days in hospital, and it was 3 weeks before pain was tolerable.
Avatar f tn Cellulitis is an infection of the deep subcutaneous tissue 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, surgical wounds, or sites of intravenous catheter insertion. Skin on the face or lower legs is most commonly affected by this infection, though cellulitis can occur on any part of the body.
Avatar f tn Hello, From the symptoms it looks like cellulitis. The other possibility is of stasis dermatitis. 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 to get his blood tests done and if needed, a skin biopsy done.
Avatar f tn My whole body was extremely itchy and I was thought to have cellulitis. While the itching has gone away, I am still having weird symptoms. I realize when I eat certain things (inflammatory foods) these strange red marks appear on the palms of my hands. I went to a dermatologist who thinks they are some sort of bug bite and also diagnosed me with hives...I also get a tingly sensation in my feet, arms, legs, and head that come and go...no one can seem to help me or provide an explanation.
Avatar f tn Hello, It can be due to contact dermatitis, allergies, infection or cellulitis. 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 to get an evaluation done from a dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis.
Avatar n tn “Leg swelling generally occurs because of an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the tissues of the lower extremity. The medical term for leg swelling from excessive fluid in the tissues is edema. Persisting indentation of a swollen leg after pressure from a finger is known as pitting edema. Less common causes of leg swelling include diseases that cause thickness of the layers of skin, such as scleroderma and eosinophilic fasciitis.
Avatar m tn By the way, the only reason why we saw the ent is because his ear was the place of origin. Normally your family practice doctor can take care of this or urgent care or the ER if absolutely necessary (really, a regular office based doctor is best).
Avatar f tn The infection has spread to the neighboring area along with probably cellulitis. The infection can be controlled by antibiotics and anti inflammatory drugs. If he has a family history of diabetes then his blood sugar should be checked. It would be good if he can consult a GP or PCP. Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Avatar f tn Hello, The blood under the skin which causes the discoloration of bruising should be totally reabsorbed by the body in three weeks or less. But sometimes, there is formation of hematoma because of blood trapped in tissues. This blood may need to be drained lest some infection develops. Less commonly, it may develop calcium deposits at the injury site in a process called heterotopic ossification. This is more serious.
Avatar n tn pain is severe at nite and i feel very weak in the legs during the day.am 42 and weigh 65kg.wat culd be the problem? This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/1402460'>Foot/Leg pain</a>.
Avatar n tn The bacteria that usualy lives on our skin can enter through the cut into the deeper lays of the skin causing the infection especially if your immune system is low. With the vein hurting, this may be phlebitis (inflammation of the veins) or varicose veins.
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 n tn t shave, sometimes pain medication starts it off. But it feels like I have rubbed my legs with the fiberglass insulation in my attic. It starts off with one little spot, then spreads to both my upper and lower legs. I have to put on pants to make it calm down. liquid nor oral benadryl does not help, bio oil does not help aloe gel does not help, lotion does not help. The only thing that helps is covering my legs with either long pants or a blanket.
Avatar f tn Retention cysts, mucoceles and polyps commonly develop in association with sinus infection/inflammation. They are usually of no consequence and require no treatment, surgical or otherwise, especially when, at 4 mm, they are tiny. For a more definitive opinion, specific to your son's situation, especially with the history of orbital cellulitis you should consult with an ENT specialist.
Avatar m tn I'm Patricia and I have cellulitis in the lower part of both my legs. I have taken medication but nothing has helped me. My legs hurt so badly, I cry sometimes where they hurt me so much. The doctors here in Virginia don't seem to care much because I'm disabled.
Avatar n tn i recently in the past couple of weeks, my legs is really itchy and i dont know whats the reason, its itchy and when i looked at it appear to be like a mosquitoes bite, it keeps appearing all oer my legs even thou i don scratch it it looks like a mosquitoes bite all over my legs, but its not mosquitoes bite.
199976 tn?1305716364 Her doctor told her she could be infecting herself by soaking in warm water and to use hot compresses instead. The next day the place came up in the center of the red area on her leg and on her lowe abdomen; both burst (looked like a boil). I have researched this as much as I can on the computer and have found that this can be very serious and the person can have "Sepsis" with this; that the immune system is not working as it should.
Avatar f tn It really sounds more like an infection. Any time nodes are removed (even one or two) precautions must be taken to prevent both infection and/or cellulitis. I doubt IBC but this could be proven with a skin biopsy. With cellulitis there is usually considerable swelling along with the fever and redness of the area. Please follow-up if this doesn't clear up with the antibiotics. Regards ....
Avatar m tn Daily wound care and topical antiseptic and antibiotics may also help. The risk of getting an infection increases if there is crack or break in the skin. Hope this helps. Take care and do keep us posted.