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  • I have chronic cellulitis in my left leg. It first occur...

    I have chronic cellulitis in my left leg. It first occurred in Dec 2000 following a foot abrasion and has never gone away since, although for most of this time it has been a nuisance rather than painful. The initial attack was agonising, and weeks of treatment with antibiotics followed. I was able...

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  • 2 Months now. Cellulitis

    Had this for about a month on one foot ankle, before deciding to visit the Doctors. 1st Dr, 30th June gave me 3.5 days Antibiotics, take 2 tbs 3 times a day. 2nd Dr 6th July at A&E 2 tbs 3 times a day for 3 days, then 1 tb 3 times a day  until finished(10 days does). didn't clear up as it...

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  • Recovered from cellulitis but burn-like marks still visible

    Hi Everyone, Almost 10 months ago I recovered from a serious bout of cellulitis (combined with pneumonia and a major rheumatoid arthritis flare). Most of the swelling and all the seeping wounds have long gone, but the dark red burn-like marks on my lower leg are still very visible. I have been wearing...

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  • Recovering from Cellulitis/Anxious about Sepsis Risk

    Hey everyone, I've been on here a few times now. I'm sure I migh be bugging you all at this point but if anyone could answer something for me or give any advice I'd be very thankful. I've had cellulitis for the first time 2 months ago. 2 weeks of antibios and it went away, apparently....

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  • INSECT BITES: I find it interesting that no-one seems t...

    INSECT BITES: I find it interesting that no-one seems to mention that an insect bite has been the cause of their cellulitis. I was hoping someone would have found a solution to this being a cause... after suffering two bouts of insect bite induced cellulitis, both which effectively put paid to summer...

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  • Two weeks to this....

    My first episode of cellulitis, took me by surprise two weeks ago. I developed sepsis in hospital, had iv antibiotics for a week before they discharged me on oral antibiotics seven days later. I was back in hospital within 12 hours after developing an allergic reaction to penicillin that kept me and...

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  • No firm diagnosis, yet

    Hi everyone I just joined the fray. Thank you for help. The last 3 years I have had swelling and pain in both lower legs. Also 7 years ago a superficial vien clot form a dress sock that was on too tight during edma and an all day car ride. That resulted in phelbitis. Have had 2 conformed cases of infected...

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  • Cellulitis3

    I have had cellulitis on my right lower leg for 5 months now. I have been on antibiotics for 2 months now. It has messed up my digestion so bad now that I have constant diarrhea. Went to my family doctor and he put me on antibiotics for another 7 days yet he said that being on antibiotics that long can...

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  • Helppp.. cellulitis won't clear after two months

    Hi, I'm really hoping someone can help. I have had cellulitis in my lower leg for two months, I have had 5 types of oral anti biotics and the cream, nothing is working! The redness is still there along with the extreme heat, I'm now getting strange pains in my leg, feet and toes. It's not...

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  • Cellulites in cheek after root canal

    In January I had a root canal done. I've had several and thought nothing of it. After the procedure, I told everyone it was the best on so far, no pain at all. That night I felt no pain and forgot I had it done less than 10 hours earlier. When I woke up the next day, my cheek was the size of a grapefruit...

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  • Cellulitis from cat bite...and fatigue after operation to fix it

    I was bit by my tempetamental cat last saturday..little did i know how bad it would turn out to be from a small cat bite. Monday morning i awoke and the pain in my arm was unbearable but not very red. I rang 111 who suggested i go to the a and e what i thought was a bit over the top over a cat bite as...

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  • Sick from cellulitis! How long does it last?

    Hi all, I recently got a bug bite on my knee and it swelled so big I went to the ER and got antibiotics. About 4/5 days in. I started getting sick so I went back to see why and they had me stop taking it because I thought I was reacting to the medicine. It's been a few days since I stopped, but since...

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  • Think my Cellulitis is coming back...

    Hello, I had cellulitis about 2 months ago. the bottom half of my lower leg is still a little pnk from it, and the bite that seemingly started it remains, though it hadn't been bothering me in 2 months. I took 2 weeks of antibiotics, (2 different types because the first type made me sick.) The second...

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  • Cellulitis from infected ear piercing

    Hiya, I was just wondering if anyone could help. I have just been prescribed co-amoxiclav for cellulitis from an infected cartilage piercing. I was originally on Flucloxacillin which didnt do anything. I have spent the past week in a lot of pain and was hoping someone could tell/advise me if co-amoxiclav...

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  • Cellulitis; In severe pain, should I be worried?

    I have cellulitis on my right leg, from the knee down to the beginning of my toes. I got it from a huge wound that is about 12" long by 4" wide. I don't have a fever, but my entire lower leg and foot is swollen as much as it can possible swell, without splitting open. It's so bad that...

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  • surgery/heat/popping

    I was diagnosed with cellulitis 3 days ago.  It started as a small pimple or ingrown hair on my butt cheek and then grew and grew.. the larger it got, the higher my fever went.  So, I went to the doctor.  The doctor gave me 2 antibiotics.  One appears to be for bacteria and the other...

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  • CELLULITIS PAIN RELIEF!! Steroids!

    If you have this awful skin infection ask you doctor for one dose of steroids! I just got cellulitis on my lower left buttock a few days ago and I've went to the emergency room twice for the extreme pain. I was prescribed clindomyecin, two pills-four times a day, I was also given a weak painkiller-...

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  • Need some answers to my qiestiodnu

    First this might be some question that most likely been talked about but since some post are old the chances of a reply is unlikely Anyway Last week I notice a bump on my left cheek thought nothing of it, it wasn't painful. Few days later it started To hurt. At first I thought it was a cyst. I've...

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  • Swollen leg still ? After a week of antibiotics for cellitus ?

    My husband was diagnosed last week as had flu like symptoms then developed rash , pain and swollen leg from ankle to his knee , been on antibiotics after 4 days his head was saying ok I'm better now but his leg not good .  Day 6 and 7 he has been constantly on his legs, not resting and his leg...

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  • Cellulitis in a diabetic/dialysis patient

    My husband is now on week number 3 of severe pain with cellulitis of the left leg. Due to the other chronic conotions he suffers with and being a dialysis patient the iv antibiotics had to be spaced out. Does anyone have any idea how long he may be in agony? Signed, An exhausted wife

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  • Cellulitus

    I was just diagnosed with cellulitus at a urgent care. I don't really have any visual symptoms except for a little redness on my inner thigh and calf. The pain is so intense and deep, not at all on the surface. There is no fever. The pain is so bad it wakes me during sleep. I'm miserable. Could...

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  • 2 Weeks of Antibiotics & only varied improvement?

    Hey everyone, I'm wondering if someone could help me because I'm getting really worried about my leg. I do have anxiety which obviously isn't a help but I don't think this is a good situation either?  On the 23rd of March I noticed a patch of red on my leg that hurt and burned....

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  • Cellulitis is spreading

    I noticed a few itchy bumps on Thursday on my right lower leg. My Friday morning I had about 18 itchy bumps on my right lower leg and two itchy bumps on my left wrist. By Saturday, I started having bumps underneath my left breast that were itchy. By Sunday morning, I had more bumps on the leg and...

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  • Somene help me out please!!

    Hi , This is the second time ive had cellulitis now & its from a metal rolling pin as far as i know, anyhow! Is it possible to get immune to cellulitis or something? Because this time around its causing me agony! & because its on my 4th finger (ring finger) it seems to be rubbing and getting...

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  • Help needed

    My soninlaw has been feeling poorly over the last two days. He has been really sweaty and feeling constantly nauseas with cramps down his arms. This morning he went to work and his leg felt tingly when he looked his right shin has got a red swelling and a rash and its hot to the touch. Could it be cellulitus

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  • Cellulitus and continued burning ??? Is this normal ???

    Hi Wondering if you could pass on your experience with this damn celulitus, i recently came back from India Goa,with this infection .The GP said was caused through suspected mosquito bites,probably they had been some where dirty before they had bitten me.I was given Flucloxacillin 500mg x 4pd, and zinc...

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  • Leg infection (cellulitis?)

    I am being treated for a leg infection. My GP has given me Klaricid (clarithromycin) 250mg tablets. I have taken 8 tablets and there has been no improvement in my condition. My leg does not hurt but there is a burning, itching sensation and it is swollen and red. In February I was diagnosed with...

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  • Cellulitis Pain after a year and a half?

    Hello. So I had a bout with cellulitis in June of 2015. I was on antibiotics and steriods and it cleared up within a week or so, but every now and then I still jave pain in my leg in the exact spot where I had the cellulitis. Its just kind of a pulsing pain and it isnt too extreme but there are times...

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  • Just wondering if cellulitis takes time to be totally healed?

    I've was diiagnose 5 weeks ago and 18days of antibiotic on and off both IV and Oral. The location is on my thumb.They took a specimen (pus) for a test but they said there is no bacteria found. Maybe because I'm taking antibiotic for a week before they test it. But still feel swollen and warm...

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  • Recurring cellulitis light at the end of the tunnel?

    My fiancé has battled cellulitis since late March. We think possibly there may be light at the end of the tunnel now! Please if you are diagnosed with this horrid affliction, demand a longer course of antibiotics than 5 days!!! The reason he's had this for so long is due to inadequate antibiotics...

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  • How long will the cellulitis symptoms last on my leg

    I have cellulitis I got it about a week ago started with flu like symptoms and on the second day I discovered that my lower leg was red from my knee cap to my ankle. My doctor prescribe me Augmentin for the bacterial infection. So I know I've had the redness and swelling 4 at least 4 days. It does...

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  • Cellulitis healed or..... Not?

    About 3 weeks ago Friday) I got a tiny lil scratch on my eye lid. Went to a clinic the following Monday and was treated for conjunctivitis. Two days later diagnosed me with Cellulitis. Went through 10 days of oral antibiotics every 6 hours, antibiotic eye drops every 4 hours, steroid eye drop every...

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  • Cellulitis immobilization

    so ive been wearing a splint on my thumb, which is where the cellultitus is, to completely immobilize it. is this in any beneficial to the treatment of cellultitius?

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