Cellulitis infection toe

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Avatar n tn I've got a really swollen toe and I haven't stubbed it or kicked anything. Only noticed it in last few days is really puffy and has a black spot on it? Don't want to go doctors and waste his/her time if its probably nothing.
Avatar m tn however, an MRI scan was interpreted by my podiatrist that I had a bone infection (cellulitis) on the tip of my big toe bone. I now have been taking antibiotics for about a month, about 10 days of keflex with a 5 day break, 10 days of cipro, and 3 days break before another 10 days of cipro. Am now taking a 10 day round of both clindamycin and bactrum to treat it.
Avatar f tn It could be a bacterial skin infection like Cellulitis and the split on the toe is a likely entry point of the bacteria. The red line makes me suspect a spreading infection (away from the toe and toward the heart - not the other way around). You should have this checked asap in order to avoid any potential complications. Best wishes.
Avatar f tn Hi and so sorry you are going through all this. You are probably allergic to the sulfa drug in the Bacterim (ampicillin/sulbactam) and the Keflex I don't know but can be allergic to any drug/antibiotic. I'm allergic to Murpirocin, neosporin, bacitracin, clindamycin, metronidazole all topicals and had a syncope from a tetracycline type drug. My brother is anaphylaxic to penicillin. It sounds like you can tolerate Mupirocin but the topical isn't enough for your tissue infection.
Avatar n tn Hello, These symptoms can be due to blood blister, Gram negative toe web infection, Cellulitis or Gout. Gout causes swelling and pain in the feet along with red, swollen big toe that hurts when anything touches it. You need to get it examined from a doctor to confirm the diagnosis. The fluid from the blisters may be sent for microscopic examination.
Avatar n tn About a week and a half ago, I got stung by a bee, resulting in massive swelling of my big toe. The swelling has since gone down, but the top of my toe now has a large patch of red, wrinkly skin. It feels very "leathery" as well. It is not on the site of the bee sting (I got stung on the bottom of my toe), so I'm pretty sure it has more to do with the swelling than the sting. Do you think this will go away on its own? Or should I be using some sort of lotion or cream?
Avatar f tn My baby toe has a blister under the bottom but my whole foot is red and swollen and it is very painful for me to walk on. What is this?
Avatar n tn Hello, yes it is possible it could be a bite. It could also be GOUT which generally starts in the big toe, or cellulitis which is inflammation of the cells in a particular area. You probably need to get it checked because treatment is available to help decrease the swelling and pain, and all the conditions can be very painful. Prolonged swelling in an area can also cause decreased circulation making additional problems for you to have to deal with. I Hope This Helps!
Avatar n tn Hi, the warm spots are usually seen in infection like Cellulitis but seems to be unlikely in your case. As in this condition there is marked sore swelling and skin is warm to touch. The other possibilities are deep vein thrombosis (DVT), superficial thrombophlebitis, venous valvular insufficiency and Lymphedema. Even there can be possibility of cholinergic urticaria. To rule out DVT contrast venography, compression ultrasonography or D-dimer testing can be used.
Avatar n tn Deep vein thrombosis, inflammation of veins, skin infection or cellulitis, peripheral neuropathy of diabetes and inflammation of muscle tendons could be the cause. The best thing would be to consult a general practitioner or PCP and try and assess what is the cause of your problem. Then proper referral for concerned specialist can take things further and get you proper treatment. Take care!
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 m tn Hopefully in about 48 hours I will know more, but he said to try and not use Hydrocortizone because it can keep my body from fighting the infection itself. Does this resemble Pseudomonas Cellulitis and would it have progressed more than this in 4.5 months? Please give me some information or advice if you have any.
1281603 tn?1283798699 I am astounded at how fast things can progress. This morning there was no sign of infection, only a blackened toe. This afternoon it was cellulitis, purple and very swollen with red lines travelling up the leg. They were appalled at the hospital, but it actually has been seen by 2 different Drs in the last couple of days and it really did not present that badly! If other people are monitoring this site, they do need to be aware how quickly things can change with poor circulation.
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 Do you have access to a large university with a veterinary program? Aside from the possibility of losing a toe or even a foot, this infection is very dangerous if it crosses into her blood, which is entirely possible. What part of the country do you live in? Maybe another member can recommend a different practice for you. If you do nothing else, at least have another vet examine her for a second opinion.
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 m tn Hi, maybe it's a Cellulitis it's a common infection of the skin and the soft tissues underneath the skin. It occurs when bacteria invade broken or normal skin and start to spread under the skin and into the soft tissues. This results in infection and inflammation. Inflammation is a process in which the body reacts to the bacteria. Inflammation may cause swelling, redness, pain, and/or warmth. And 99.
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 n tn Is it within your skin like cellulitis? Just trying to get a few more details. The obvious question, this doesn't seem to be getting better --- considering a doctor? Does ibuprofen help (as it reduces inflammation and is a pain reliever)?
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 The swelling got very bad one night and turned hot and pink, and since I have had experience like this before with my parents, and she is a nurse, we noticed the cellulitis right away and went to an ER. the took x-rays of her foot and diagnosed an avulsion fracture and cellulitis and put her on Cefalex and rest for one week.
Avatar n tn I still have scars where the infection was and a hard lump under the worst spot of infection. I hope this study I am helping with comes up with some answers. Thanks Dr.