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CELLULITIS and Cephalexin

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CELLULITIS Symptoms and Causes

Cellulitis is an infection of the skin and deep underlying tissues. Group A strep (streptococcal) bacteria are the most common cause. The bacteria enter your body when you get an injury such as a bruise, burn, surgical cut, or wound.

Symptoms include

  • Fever and chills
  • Swollen glands or lymph nodes
  • A rash with painful, red, tender skin. The skin may blister and scab over.

Your health care provider may take a sample or culture from your skin or do a blood test to identify the bacteria causing infection. Treatment is with antibiotics. They may be oral in mild cases, or intravenous (by IV) for more severe cases.

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

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Cephalexin Side Effects

Rash (54)
Pruritus (52)
Diarrhoea (49)
Urticaria (45)
Pain (43)
Vomiting (43)
Dyspnoea (40)
Nausea (40)
Dizziness (34)
Pyrexia (28)
Headache (28)
Abdominal Pain (27)
Deep Vein Thrombosis (26)
Abdominal Pain Upper (23)
International Normalised Ratio Increased (23)
Malaise (22)
Renal Failure Acute (20)
Fatigue (19)
Anaphylactic Reaction (18)
Anxiety (18)
Injury (16)
Rash Pruritic (15)
Chills (15)
Dehydration (14)
Blister (14)
Hypersensitivity (14)
Haemoglobin Decreased (14)
Pulmonary Embolism (14)
Oedema Peripheral (13)
Hypovolaemic Shock (13)
Arthralgia (13)
Angioedema (12)
Asthenia (12)
Gallbladder Disorder (12)
Muscle Spasms (12)
Depression (12)
Erythema (11)
Condition Aggravated (11)
Haematuria (11)
Skin Exfoliation (11)
Liver Function Test Abnormal (11)
Somnolence (11)
Myalgia (10)
Chest Pain (10)
Pain In Extremity (10)
Swelling Face (10)
Urinary Tract Infection (10)
Tremor (10)
Swelling (10)
Weight Decreased (9)

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Recent Reviews

I have experience for cellulitis in my age 14. Now i'm 24 years old. But now My leg is swelling in Night. Morning time is not swelling...I want to answer.

A close friend of mine recently passed with complications from brain tumor.. Radiation and chemo started while cellulitis and blood clot in right leg was causing serious problems. Soon after few radiation and chemo treatments he passed away. This i

After 5 doses - experienced extreme blood shot eyes and a tender head to the touch. Symptoms totally gone after a day&1/2. Wow, didn't see that in the small print.

After being put on this for Bladder Infection..I experience lip swelling about 3 days in. It was not terrible but uncomfortable. I had NO other signs of anything else. If you pulled up and down my lips you could also see some red. I stopped taking af

Also forgot to mention I was put on this bc I am allergic to Sulfa and it is in a lot of bladder infection antibiotics they usually prescribe. Also, there was a chance I could be pregnant so this is why this one was chosen.

Can one be boarded if you have cellulitis? are you still fit for work once you are diagnosed with it.

Cellulitis and c-section: My 25 yr old daughter is in hospital as I am typing this. She had her first child via c-section on Friday 12-23-2011. Almost immediately after surgery her incision started getting red. Doc waited and till the next day sta

Contracted cellulitis via a VERY MINOR DOG BITE! Hot day playing in the lake with our dog, plus a couple of neighbors' dogs, throwing a rubber ball in the water. Maggie and I both went for the floating ball and she ever so slightl

Does cephalexin cause weight gain?

Had a hand manicure for the first time then got cellulitis in one finger Had a partial toenail removal and got cellulitis in my big toe Have cellulitis in toe on my other foot that I only had the nail clipped not removed What is causing my cellul

Hello, I was given Azastin or Avastin for macular edema. I also have retinopathy from diabetes. I was given this shot in my eye in April of this yr. Within 2 days, I had cellulitis in both legs. Horrible pain. Dark red all over from my knees to my

I have experience for cellulitis in my age 14. Now i'm 24 years old. But now My leg is swelling in Night. Morning time is not swelling...I want to answer.

A close friend of mine recently passed with complications from brain tumor.. Radiation and chemo started while cellulitis and blood clot in right leg was causing serious problems. Soon after few radiation and chemo treatments he passed away. This i

After 3 doses of Leukine, developed severe cellulitis requiring hospitalization.

Can bactrim be used 2 treat cellulitis

Can one be boarded if you have cellulitis? are you still fit for work once you are diagnosed with it.

Cellulitis and c-section: My 25 yr old daughter is in hospital as I am typing this. She had her first child via c-section on Friday 12-23-2011. Almost immediately after surgery her incision started getting red. Doc waited and till the next day sta

Contracted cellulitis via a VERY MINOR DOG BITE! Hot day playing in the lake with our dog, plus a couple of neighbors' dogs, throwing a rubber ball in the water. Maggie and I both went for the floating ball and she ever so slightl

Had a hand manicure for the first time then got cellulitis in one finger Had a partial toenail removal and got cellulitis in my big toe Have cellulitis in toe on my other foot that I only had the nail clipped not removed What is causing my cellul

Had cellulitis three weeks ago, was in hospital for 7 days on iv drips. on antibiotics at home for one month, feeling body aches all over not as bad as flu pains and hot flushes day and night , does anyone know whats going on, no temp , on flucloxaci

CELLULITIS Clinical Trials and Studies

Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses. People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Healthy volunteers say they participate to help others and to contribute to moving science forward. Participants with an illness or disease also participate to help others, but also to possibly receive the newest treatment and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.
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