Strep infection cellulitis

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Avatar m tn Cellulitis is a bacterial infection. The Hep C treatment, per se, would not cause it, but if your immune system is lowered, you are at greater risk for developing Cellulitis. If you have had edema of the lower extremities caused by fluid retention caused by cirrhosis, you are at greater risk of developing Cellulitis. The main thing to keep in mind is to seek medical treatment right away if you have cellulitis. See article below: Cellulitis: from WebMD "Cellulitis - What is cellulitis?
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed as having pre- emergent Lupus 3 years ago, after a sytemic strep infection. Last year I had a severe kidney infection over 2months and they found casts, afterwards I developed cellulitis in my hands eventually ending with open sores on the joints of all my fingers. This year I have been battling strep since October(I lost my state insurance last March when I had ovarian cancer symptoms) After useless amoxicillin then a Z-pack my hands are still swollen and the sores are back..
Avatar n tn I also asked for a full std check, but she only did blood work. I found out I had a beta-strep infection, took antibiotics, and felt better immediately. A week ago I went to the dr w/ the same complaints and found out that I had a beta-strep infection and chlamydia. I have been with the same man for two years. Today I went back to the dr because said she wanted to do a second culture in case of a false-positive result.
Avatar n tn I am curious if you can develop a staph infection from close contact to someone with strep, considering I was nursing to him all weekend.
636190 tn?1222791368 What is cellulitis? Cellulitis is a skin infection caused by bacteria. Normally, your skin helps protect you from infection. But if you have a cut, sore, or insect bite, bacteria can get into the skin and spread to deeper tissues. If it is not treated with antibiotics, the infection can spread to the blood or lymph nodes. This can be deadly. Some people can get cellulitis without having a break in the skin. These include older adults and people who have diabetes or a weak immune system.
Avatar n tn It is not as bad as before when I could barely stand, but it is still there, and the fact that the pain is still there means I still have a fungal infection. Recently, my doctor said I have a candida infection, and gave me Diflucan (flucanozole) to take for 10 days. I just finished it and there was no apparent effect. Now, I'm not so sure it is a fungal infection. Urine and blood analyses done back in August showed no bacteria in the blood or urine. Could it still be a bacterial infection?
Avatar n tn It sounds like it needs to be drained. But, it does should like you are clearing up the infection since the cellulitis is gone. Do you have an infectious disease doctor in your area? The doctor probably was concerned that you might get another infection called Clostridium difficile, which has a toxin and can come out and give you bad diarrhea and then other problems. So, he took you off the drug. But, Instead I would suggest also that you take probiotics for a few months.
Avatar n tn What you are describing is a classic soft tissue infection or "cellulitis," which can be caused by many organisms -- all susceptible to certain antibiotics and not others. Some organisms cause a pretty consistent set of symptoms and appearances that your primary care physician will be able to recognize but which you may not. This may give him/her a better idea about which antibiotic to use to treat your infection.
Avatar m tn Or heard of a similar case? I know cellulitis is tied to a strep infection, however, my concern is getting sick as soon as my doses of antibiotics are done with. Especially with the past 6 months i've had, being sick what seems like constantly, because if it isn't strep its a cold, sinus infection or what seems like constant tiredness. Thanks for any input.
Avatar n tn Another possibility is that you have an infection. Cellulitis is something that will cause swelling like that along with pain. I would consider if it does not go down --- going ahead and seeing your doctor about this or an urgent care. If it is cellulitis -- you'll need an antibiotic to clear it up. (you get this when you have a small crack in the skin and either staph or strep enters the crack and infects the layers of your skin). Let us know what happens.
995985 tn?1250049979 My nephew was in the hospital for two weeks because a strep throat that the family did not realize was strep (it did not seem that serious) turned into a liver infection. Strep can manifest in a different way each time. Your son's doctor ran tests and probably did a culture (which takes a while to grow in the petri dish) and gave the diagnosis of strep -- I don't understand why you would decide to ignore a diagnosis of something so potentially serious.
1212365 tn?1329972136 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. It took my husband about 2 days even with IV antibiotics to see the swelling stop and begin to receed. Very scary.
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 n tn 103 temperature is not good, it sounds like she has an infection called cellulitis, it's a strep or staph infection where the skin is red and hot. The fluid build up could be lymphedema, that is a problem with breast cancer survivors, if she does she needs treatment. First off you have to get into a dr and get treated for the infection. Go to the ER if need be. What about an oncologist or gynecologist or surgeon.
570405 tn?1216961544 My wife is dying of a super strep infection with lymphedema cellulitis in her legs while on high power antibiotics and gamma blood infusions for 5 years. She has advanced osteoporosis at age 55, diabetic, steroid dependant, multiple vertabrae compression fractures-one with a bone chip in the spinal canal (she's already on fosamax). She is on 150mg of time-released morphine a day, and ora-morph and oxycodone for pain spikes and breakthrough pain.
Avatar n tn Do you think the original infection was due to a group a strep vaginal infection or due to herpes? I'm very skeptical because group a strep vaginal infections are very rare. 2. Do the symptoms I've described sound like herpes symptoms? 3. Do the two paper cut like sores sound like herpes sores or do you think I caused them from itching and "searching" in that area. (They bled and closed up in two days). 4.
1389816 tn?1279854099 This all started when I had a Cellulitis Infection in my lower leg, which ended up being a MRSA Staph Infection, back in March of this year. Then I got another Cellulitis Infection in April, which was said to be a Strep Infection. Both times I was hospitalized & given IV Antibiotics. But, ever since March, I have felt so exhausted, have had the low-grade fevers several times a week, headaches, joint pain, shortness of breath & profuse sweating with any amount of activity.
Avatar m tn shave it or get tested mot likely sounds like ingrown hairs does puss come out when u squeeze them?
973741 tn?1342346373 We are back now and actually they think he had some type of staff or strep infection and the toxins from the infection caused a cellulitis. He's on two antibiotics now and we have 24 hours for them to work or it is back to the hospital for IV antibiotics. His ear looks like it is going to explode off his head and now it is running down his cheek. thanks for the response tschock.
Avatar f tn Something that I've heard of happening is a woman can have a small cut and they get either staph or strep which is always on our skin into it and they get cellulitis. This is an infection of a layer of our skin and it CAN happen in our genitalia. Or really, any type of infection can cause that level of pain. But really, we are not doctors here and we can't tell you. So, if you don't have an regular doctor but are still in this level of pain--- go to an urgent care.
966661 tn?1247457407 From the symptoms,the only possibility that comes to mind is cellulitis. Cellulitis is a skin infection caused by bacteria.If you have a cut, sore, or insect bite, bacteria can get into the skin and spread to deeper tissues. Since your daughter has a prior history of tick bite,so it can be the break in skin from where the bacteria gained entry.I would suggest an immediate ER consultation as I/V antibiotics may be needed. Hope it helps.
Avatar n tn I had strep throat for the first time in my life at 47 years old a week prior to this. Medical teams were dissagreeing as to what this was r/t CT scans or how it happened. Periorbital cellulitis? Inflammation or infection. I was treated with heavy duty ABT x 2 days but then edema continued (only in left eye) and I was awake two nights with severe headaches ( unrelieved by Morphine or Lortabs) I would contribute that to increased edema.
Avatar m tn Hello, I've been having an ongoing problem that seems to only get worse. Was in Nevda last year and went to a brothel for the 1st and last time in my life. I received protected fellatio. The csw was very forcefull and pulled the condom halfway off during the event with her hand. She put it back on and finished. 3 days later I felt a tingling on my scrotum. At the time is attributed it to paranoia and put it out of my mind.
570405 tn?1216961544 My wife is dying of a super strep infection with lymphedema cellulitis in her legs while on high power antibiotics and gamma blood infusions for 5 years. She has advanced osteoporosis at age 55, diabetic, steroid dependant, multiple vertabrae compression fractures-one with a bone chip in the spinal canal (she's already on fosamax). She is on 150mg of time-released morphine a day, and ora-morph and oxycodone for pain spikes and breakthrough pain.
Avatar n tn In the ER they did a cbc (normal) rapid strep and plated strep (both normal) Flu test (normal) No IV fluids or antibiotics. My doctors instructions were to admit me. They did, and I was followed by hospital staff. They ordered all kinds of tests like arterial doplers, cardiac echos, blood work. Almost all the blood work kept coming back except sed raters and C-reactive protein...69 and 70 respectively. Meanwhile, my nose was almost completely occluded.
356929 tn?1246393356 It seems from what I've read to be an infection of sorts ? Cellulitis? I guess if not gone by Sunday, it warrants a trip to ENT Monday. I'm in SW Florida .. I usually don't reply to older posts, but once I saw the thread, I couldn't believe this is so widespread. Would appreciate any additional insight anyone may have..
Avatar f tn I can't tell you what is going on with you but I wound up with a tooth pulled and cellulitis which is a staph or strep infection set into my mouth, the infection made a fistula and traveled up my cheekbone to along my eye, I had a heck of a time on 7 different antibiotics and antifungals, and I have a scar in my mouth from the fistula I always wonder if it will flare up because it has a few times, they don't want to do surgery as where it is, I could lose all feeling in my face, nose, ect.
Avatar n tn 1. Could my friend have passed an infection (such as Staph) to me because of rubbing around naked together when we were having sex, or simply because I spent time at his house where I may have picked up the infection on my hands; or is this some weird coincidence that I have a growing pimple like he did? 2. I have read that people with suppressed immune systems are more apt to getting boils...our sex accidents was a month and a half ago.
Avatar n tn The doc there said the cellulitis was either staf or strep and gave iv antibiotics and penn. THE RASH WAS A Yeast infection,not the same one you get other places, but from the skin swelling etc. She gave me diflucan by iv and a cream to put on it and benadryl shots. It cleared right up. so did the cellulitis. now the rash is coming back.Shucks!