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 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 “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 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 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 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 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 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 A week and a half ago I had an insect bite on my right big toe and a few days later was stung by a jellyfish on the back of my left knee. The insect bite caused blisters around the site of the bite which eventually burst and appear to be healing. The jellyfish sting was painful and itchy,then oozed a lot, and is now drying out and fading. The question I have is what are some possible reasons I could be having additional rash continuing to spread on both legs?
Avatar n tn It is due to valvular damage in leg veins and is due to past deep venous thrombosis (blood clot) or cellulitis (deep skin infection). The affected skin is red and scaly, itchy and may ooze, crust and crack. My advice would be to consult a dermatologist and get the diagnosis confirmed as treatment is diagnosis specific. I hope it helps. Take care and please do keep me posted in case you have any additional doubts. Kind regards.
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 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.
Avatar f tn On Friday, me precious 24 month old started limping and came down with a 101+ fever at the same time. Next day, her limping got worse, fever for worse, and her appetite went way down. Plus she was much less active (makes sense). Folks her to ER. And we've been here ever since. They've done x-rays, ultrasounds, urine sample, nose swab, blood work on Sat and Sun. Plus tons of physical and gait exams. We now have a MRI and lumbar puncture scheduled for today (Mon).
Avatar f tn During my hospital stay, my leg was very swollen and tight and was told as the infection deceases, so would my swelling in the leg. I have been assured that the infection is gone, but I still suffer with daily swelling of my lower leg immediately upon getting up in the morning and putting my leg down. I have been to a vascular surgeon and had ultrasounds of my legs and it showed no blockage anywhere.
Avatar n tn It may be due to injury,boil,bunion,stress fracture,arthritis,gout and pseudogout, bursitis(an inflammation of the fluid filled sacs that protect the toe joints), arthritis-related enthesitis(Inflammation of the entheses due to arthritis.
Avatar n tn Do you have varicose veins by chance? If so and your leg is hot to touch and the pain is real bad, I would ask a doctor about it, could be what I get.
Avatar m tn AND NO, IT WAS NOT BACTERIAL!! WHAT CHEMICAL? Was there any kind of a small break in the skin anywhere around where the cellulitis was, and did it just keep getting bigger and hotter by the minute? , hour? or day? Was it a short term exposure of great amount, or, long term of small amounts? Before I sit here and hunt and peck a book....LOL.....I will wait for you to respond or who knows....Maybe go backstage to check in there..Have a wonderful Blessed Day!!!! GOD BLESS!!!!
Avatar m tn See if your feet come in contact with particular grass, shrubs, chemical etc. It can also be an infection under the skin or cellulitis. Do discuss this with a skin specialist as confirmed diagnosis is not possible on net. Take care!
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 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 m tn See if your feet come in contact with particular grass, shrubs, chemical etc. It can also be an infection under the skin or cellulitis. Do discuss this with a skin specialist as confirmed diagnosis is not possible on net. Take care!
Avatar m tn My symptoms are numbness and pins and needles that run on the outside thigh down to the knee, and a lot of groin pain. The more I stand and walk, the worse it gets. I find the only way to relieve it is to lie down. Sometimes I will bend my back (like touching the toes) to relieve the pressure. You do not get (as far as I know) pain on the inner thigh from meralgia parasthetica. I have never experienced it from this condition.
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 n tn If along with swelling you have discomfort opening your mouth or while chewing, then the swelling could be due to TMJ. Other possibilities are dental infection, cellulitis (infection under the skin), lymphedema (due to faulty lymph channel), sinusitis affecting the maxillary or cheek bone, or a deep seated cyst. Since your right eye itches and hurts and upper lip too hurts, it could be an infection. Please consult a doctor. You will need to take anti inflammatory and antibiotics for this.