Cellulitis is a severe bacterial infection affecting the skin. The bacteria causing cellulitis are group A hemolytic streptococcus. The affected skin remains swollen and red. It becomes hot and painful to touch. It commonly affects the lower legs, face, arms, and other areas. It is managed by taking antibiotics. In untreated cases, it becomes a life-threatening condition.

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I have cellulitis in the lower part of the leg. Kindly suggest an antibiotic.

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from cellulitis in the lower part of the leg from the last 15 days. I had consulted a doctor and he prescribed Clarithromycin 500 mg. The infection was greatly reduced. As soon as I stopped using antibiotic, it became red and pain started again over the part where it was pr...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Patodiya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please get your blood sugar checked and send a blood culture. If the organism shows resistance to certain drugs, then we need to change the antibiotics to cure cellulitis. Also get an ultrasound of the abdomen to rule out inguinal lymphadenopathy. Please send a picture...  Read Full »

What is the possible reasons for the leg swelling due to mosquito bite?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35 year old female. For four years, my right leg has swollen once in a year in the summer or when I go for agricultural works in mud fields. Initially it starts with fever, vomiting, body pain, chillness and then my leg will change to light red color and the swelling will start....  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It looks like you had cellulitis. You might have scratched your leg and later on it has developed an infection. I think you are accumulating gas in your foot and in your leg. I think you should be seen by an orthopedic surgeon sooner rather than later. You need a co...  Read Full »

There is a white discharge and pain after my gall bladder surgery. Should I be concerned?

Query: Hi doctor,I underwent gallbladder surgery before 16 days. There is an white discharge and pain in the incised area. Should I be concerned about the infection?  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to your symptoms, it is cellulitis. 1. Clean the skin with Hydrogen Peroxide. 2. Apply Betadine cream over the affected area. 3. Use a sterile bandage. 4. Eat capsule Clavam (Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid) 625 mg twice daily for five days. Do follow-ups...  Read Full »

What is the reason for the pain under my right rib?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18 year old male, and I weigh 90 kg and 178 cm tall. I have pain under my right rib, and it hurts while breathing. I hope it is not liver related from alcohol. I had two drinks in the last few days, but those are the only drinks I have ever had.  Read Full »

Dr. Settipalli Saravan Pramod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It does not seem to be related to alcohol drinking as per your history, as two drinks do not make much of a change with the anatomy of the liver. It is probably suggestive of muscle related problem. It might be myalgia or cellulitis. I suggest you get a liver functio...  Read Full »

Do I need further treatment for my septic joint?

Query: Hi doctor, Before 10 days, I got a cut on my knee. Two days later, I swam in the contaminated water. Then, I realized that my knee was extremely red, inflamed, tender and spreading outward from the site of the cut (first image). I cleaned the wound with alcohol and did not seek treatment. The follow...  Read Full »

Dr. Naval Mendiratta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your history and the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Although it is still not clear how the wound happened, did you brush against something while swimming or was it some insect bite? Secondly, as you mentioned fresh wat...  Read Full »

Can shaving my bikini area make it rough, itchy, and painful?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been waxing for ten years, and I have no skin reactions. But the last couple of months, I could not wax, so I shaved. And my bikini line has changed drastically. It has become itchy, rough, and painful. I have no discharge. I was given antifungal cream Fucidin, and nothing se...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It could be a razor rash that got infected and formed cellulitis due to the hair follicles getting infected, causing pain and inflammation. Would you please send a picture of the lesion for a better opinion and suggestion on treatment?  Read Full »

My girlfriend's immature granulocytes results are slightly higher than the normal range. Is it due to a breast infection?

Query: Hi doctor, This query is regarding my 27-year-old girlfriend. She has had a rash-like patch on her breast. So, we were worried and went to a dermatologist, but the doctor said there was no problem and nothing to worry about. Afterward, we went for an ultrasound, but the results were normal. After t...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. Here are my answers to your questions, 1. In the attached report, the USG (ultrasonography) findings do not indicate any cancer (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). In addition, her inflammation ...  Read Full »

I am experiencing a swollen upper lip and area behind the nose due to an infection from an abscess in my front tooth. Is it a surgical emergency?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old male, and I have an abscess in my front tooth, which is infected. My whole upper lip and the area around my nose are swollen. My right nostril is closed because of it. I am just wondering if any of this is normal. I am in tremendous pain. Kindly advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Alfiya K Jamal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is a case of space infection occuring from the infection of the tooth known as cellulitis secondary to a periapical abscess. It must have started as dental caries, spread to the tip of the root, then from there to the surrounding tissues and sinus. You need to be ...  Read Full »

Why does my mother have a skin infection associated with swelling on the neck?

Query: Hello doctor, My 68-year-old mother has a skin infection and swelling on the neck, for which she has undergone some tests. I am attaching the reports. Kindly let me know if the reports are normal or is there something to worry about? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your question. I understand your concern. I have gone through the reports you have attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). The blood reports show that hemoglobin is slightly low. The urine report shows trace sugar. So, we have...  Read Full »

My mother has swelling with pain, redness, and pus discharge in the neck. What is the treatment plan?

Query: Hi doctor,My mother is 68 years old and has swelling in the neck for the past 10 days. It appears red and she has pain. Is it a lymph node or soft tissue swelling? There is no history of trauma or injury. I have attached the pictures. She took tablet Zifi CV 200 and tablet Zerodol SP twice daily aft...  Read Full »

Dr. Vinay. S. Bhat

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.From the images attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), it looks like the swelling has started as cellulitis and formed an abscess now. If there is no pain, the inflammation might be due to probable antibioma. The treatment plan includes incision an...  Read Full »

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