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Repeat of cellulitis again?

about three months ago I got bite by something on my arm and it started to swell and turn red. Over the next day it continued to swell and the redness spread really fast. I went to the ER and they diagnosed me with having cellulitis. So with antibotics it went away...about a month after that something happened to my leg..I dont know if it was a bite or a cut, but samething happened to my leg. I didnt go to the ER. It went away completely on its own in a week. Now today I am sitting out side and I get a bite on both my leg and my hand..and both of them started to immediately started to swell and the redness spreading. Just like when I was diagnosed with cellulitis. Does this mean that everytime I get bite or a cut or something that it will start to swell and the redness spread? Once you get cellulitis you are likely to continue to get it over and over?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 7:34 PM on Nov. 15, 2009 in Health

Answers (2)
  • DId they test for Staph?? You could be a carrier - If it's on your skin you will keep getting the infection every time you get cut. (It's a bit more involved then this explanation, but I'm tired!! LOL) Ask your doc about it.

    Morgain

    Answer by Morgain at 8:39 PM on Nov. 15, 2009

  • Draw a circle around it with a pen. Put hot compresses on it. If it gets bigger, or if you develop a fever, get to a doctor.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 10:02 PM on Nov. 15, 2009

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