Thursday, January 6, 2011

Basic Directions in Cellulitis Treatment

by: John Wiliams

In this post, my mission is to show some basic steps used in the practice of handling cellulitis skin infection. Cellulitis is a very usual medical condition of the skin and soft tissue, it can cause the following symptoms : redness, inflammation, heat the affected regions of the body and usually hurts to touch the involved part of the skin and deeper tissues.
The aim of handling this medical condition is to reduce the strength of inflammation and severity of the infection, reducing and complete removal of the pain caused by infection and the removal of other unpleasant signs, speed up the convalescence procedure and finally prevent the return of this rather dangerous skin disease. In most cases of cellulitis infection is treated with antibiotics (if the patient is not allergic to the medication). It is very crucial when you first visit a medical adviser to tell him if you are allergic to any form of drug, especially because many of antibiotics include penicillin just as one of its ingredients.

Antibiotics as a means of treating cellulitis medical condition of the skin and deeper tissue is commonly taken by word of mouth and intravenously (depending on the hardness and degree of disease).
Mild cases of cellulitis infection are processed orally with antibiotics, the treatment period lasts 10-14 days. During this period, it is crucial to take the prescribed medication till the end of therapy and never skip or stop taking the medication before than the scheduled period. It is usual for the visible symptoms of disease to withdraw after a short period of therapy, although infection is not completely recovered, so it's significant to take the regular dose of medication to the last tablet.
If the medical adviser decides to handle cellulitis intravenously and keep the patient in the infirmary, we assume that it is moderate or harder case cellulitis skin infection. It is significant to emphasize that this type of infection can uncontrollably spread throughout the body very rapidly and really strong. In that case, it can be very dangerous to the health, even life of the patient. Precisely because of these causes, the medical adviser will keep the patient in the infirmary (usually 3-5 days) and then release him to household care.
It is significant to control the disease in certain proportions so the patient may turn to home care.
After free to home care, check ups are every three days, then as the doctors determines needed. Any changes in the skin during the intervention at household, which leads to worsening of the signs of infection, and other changes that may be due to infection must be immediately reported to a doctor. If the doctor is unavailable immediately go to the nearest hospital for exam.

Cellulitis disease of the skin and deeper tissue is very common and there are drugs that successfully suppress the source of infection (bacteria). With handling it is needed to take the steps properly, so that the infection does not return. Statistically, 50% of patients have had recurring infection of cellulitis. In this case, the antibiotic treatment period lasts up to several months.

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