Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsInfectious Diseases · 12 months ago

question about cellulitis?

I've got cellulitis in my arm the doctor gave me antibiotics and said if I get UNWELL then go straight to the emergency department

what does he mean unwell? what should I look out for?

3 Answers

  • 11 months ago
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    Your health care provider was talking about any complications you may experience.....

    The 1st you may see is redness ,tenderness, over a small area of the skin. This infected area becomes hot and swollen and may look like the outer skin of an orange ( aka peau d orange).

    In one form of C called erysipelas the edges of the infected area are raised. Small red spots(petechiae( commonly appear, larger spots caused by bleeding in the skin (ecchymoses)rarely appear. Small fluid-filled blisters (vesicles) or large fluid- filled blisters (bullae) may appear on the infected skin and may rupture.

    As the infection spreads to a larger area, nearby lymph nodes may become enlarged and tender. Lymph nodes in the groin may be affected by leg infections: lymph nodes in the arm pits may be affected by arm infections,. Red streaks running between the infection and the nearby lymph nodes may appear on the skin.

    Source(s): nurse
  • audrey
    Lv 7
    12 months ago

    A fever. A lot of pain. More swelling. That sort of thing.

  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    12 months ago

    you need to ask your doctor this question

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