Strep infection cellulitis

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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 m tn Cellulitis is caused by bacteria (usually strep or staph). Some people are at risk for infection by other types of bacteria. They include people with weak immune systems and those who handle fish, meat, poultry, or soil without using gloves. What are the symptoms? At first, the infected area will be warm, red, swollen, and tender. As the infection spreads, you may have a fever, chills, and swollen glands. Cellulitis can occur anywhere on the body.
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.
1212365 tn?1329968536 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 f tn A little break in the skin and the bacteria gets in there and takes off. Cellulitis is a deep infection of the skin caused by bacteria. Things blow up and get swollen and painful. For my husband, it was his ear. And then it started to go to his face and toward his eye and THAT landed him in emergency care to stop the infection. He got well with antibiotics. But they were very strong. That link is helpful.
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.
1415174 tn?1453243103 Hi , I'm sorry your husband got cellulitis. Cellulitis is an infection of the deeper layers of the skin called the dermis and subcutaneous tissue. So the main bacteria are Staphylococus (Staph) or Streptococcus (Strep). There are some other bacteria that can cause this too. Even though these bacteria can be normally found on the skin surface they can also produce toxins and cause more serious infections.
Avatar n tn Mean you have strep throat or tonsillitis OR do you have cellulitis which is a staph/ or strep infection of the skin?
995985 tn?1250046379 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.
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?
1389816 tn?1279850499 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 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 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.
570405 tn?1216957944 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 Jan 7th - protected sex with someone who said he did not have stds. We performed unprotected oral on one another. 2 days later I developed itching and redness in my genitals. Treated it as yeast infection. Symptoms only got worse including swelling. Made a doctors appointment and had a Pap smear. Came back positive for group A strep. Around this same time I developed an itchy, red anus.
Avatar m tn shave it or get tested mot likely sounds like ingrown hairs does puss come out when u squeeze them?
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.
973741 tn?1342342773 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 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 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.
966661 tn?1247453807 Hello, I am sorry to hear this.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 f tn Breast cellulitis is a skin infection and would have no real connection to breast cancer. You may be thinking of Inflammatory Breast Cancer. Breast cellulitis is most often treated with a course of antibiotics. Regards ....
Avatar f tn Not a Doc of course, but From what I know, cellulitis is an objective symptom of inflammation caused from some type of infection. Depends on whether the strain of Bacteria causing the infection is contagious. Normally treated with course of antibiotics, but certain bacteria initially resistant to treatment may require alternative or extended treatment. A culture, swab test by a dermatologist or family Doc can determine what type of bacteria is present and best treatment methods.
328799 tn?1276565732 Second you may have pre-speptal cellulitis which is much less serious than orbital cellulitis (OC).. OC is a very serious infection that often requires hospitaliztion and IV antibiotics. In adults the most common cause of OC is sinus infection spreading to the orbet (eye socket).