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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.
Rank Status Study
1 Unknown  The Use of Oral Steroids in the Treatment of Cellulitis
Conditions: Cellulitis;   Erysipelas
Intervention: Drug: Prednisone
Outcome Measures: Time to Cellulitis resolving;   Length of stay
2 Not yet recruiting Duration of ANtibiotic Therapy for Cellulitis
Conditions: Cellulitis;   Erysipelas
Interventions: Drug: Flucloxacillin;   Drug: Placebo (for flucloxacillin)
Outcome Measures: Part 1/2: Resolution...;   Part 2/2: ...without relapse;   Recurrence at day 90;   Objective speed of recovery;   Health related Quality of Life;   Health care resource utilisation;   Subjective speed of recovery;   Additional antibiotic usage;   Time to relapse
3 Recruiting Use of a Single Dose of Oral Prednisone in the Treatment of Cellulitis
Condition: Cellulitis
Interventions: Drug: Prednisone;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: Change in VAS for pain - day 1 to 48 hours;   Change in erythema size - day 1 to 48 hours;   Amount of pain medication - day 1 to 48 hours;   Amount of pain medication - day 1 to 7 days;   Amount of pain medication - 48 hours to 7 days;   Additional Medical Assistance Post-Randomization;   Disposition Trend;   Adverse Events
4 Recruiting Adjunctive Clindamycin for Cellulitis: Clinical Trial Comparing Flucloxacillin With or Without Clindamycin for the Treatment of Limb Cellulitis (C4C Trial).
Condition: Cellulitis
Interventions: Drug: Flucloxacillin and Clindamycin;   Drug: Flucloxacillin and placebo
Outcome Measures: Improvement based on a composite of systemic and local features;   Decrease in pain;   Quality of life;   Physiological recovery
5 Not yet recruiting Use of Corticosteroids in Children With Cellulitis
Condition: Cellulitis
Interventions: Drug: Dexamethasone;   Drug: Normal Saline
Outcome Measures: Length of stay;   Fever duration;   Change in erythema size;   Need to change antibiotic treatment;   Abscessation or spontaneous drainage
6 Recruiting Study Assessing Impact of Dermatology Consultation for Patients Admitted With Cellulitis
Condition: Cellulitis
Intervention: Other: Dermatology consult
Outcome Measures: Antibiotic usage;   Length of hospital stay
7 Recruiting Comparison of Intravenous Cefazolin Plus Oral Probenecid With Oral Cephalexin for the Treatment of Cellulitis
Condition: Cellulitis
Interventions: Drug: IV cefazolin plus oral probenecid and placebo cephalexin;   Drug: Oral cephalexin and saline IV plus probenecid placebo
Outcome Measure: The proportion of patients failing therapy after 72 hours of antibiotic treatment with oral cephalexin or intravenous cefazolin plus oral probenecid.
8 Recruiting Evaluation of Daptomycin for the Emergency Department Treatment of Complicated Skin and Skin Structure Infections
Conditions: Cellulitis;   Skin Infections
Interventions: Drug: Daptomycin;   Drug: Vancomycin
Outcome Measures: Satisfaction criteria;   Digital and infrared imaging
9 Unknown  Oral Moxifloxacin Versus Cefazolin and Oral Probenecid in the Management of Skin and Soft Tissue Infections in the Emergency Department
Condition: Cellulitis
Intervention: Drug: Cefazolin and Moxifloxacin
Outcome Measures: Clinical cure at 7 days;   Area of erythema (Days 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7), days of treatment, side-effects of medication, cost of treatment, patient satisfaction, relapse at 14 days
10 Unknown  The Effects of Daptomycin and Cytokines Production in Comparison With Vancomycin
Condition: Cellulitis
Interventions: Drug: Daptomycin;   Drug: Vancomycin
Outcome Measure: Cytokine levels
11 Recruiting Evaluation of Safety and Efficacy of Using Venus Freeze™ (MP)2 V2 System for Wrinkles Rhytides and Cellulite Treatment
Conditions: Wrinkled Structure;   Cellulitis;   Ageing
Intervention: Device: Venus Freeze™ system
Outcome Measures: To evaluate the safety of the Venus system for wrinkles and rhytides treatment.;   To evaluate the efficacy of the Venus Freeze™ system for wrinkles and rhytides treatment.
12 Recruiting Uncomplicated Skin and Soft Tissue Infections Caused by Community-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
Condition: Staphylococcal Infection
Interventions: Drug: Clindamycin;   Drug: Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TS);   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: Clinical cure, defined as absence of clinical failure.;   Efficacy outcome: clinical cure of recurrences or relapses of SSTI.;   Safety outcomes: adverse events; and adverse events that are treatment limiting.
13 Recruiting Soft Tissue Ultrasound of Infections
Conditions: Soft Tissue Infections;   Cellulitis;   Abscess
Intervention: Other: Ultrasound
Outcome Measures: Discharge diagnosis;   Disposition after admission
14 Available Direct Antibiotic Delivery of Cefazolin Into Soft Tissue Infections Using Subcutaneous Injection and Ultrasonic Dispersion
Conditions: Infection, Soft Tissue;   Infection, Wound;   Cellulitis;   Foot Ulcer, Diabetes
Interventions: Drug: Cefazolin;   Device: Silberg Tissue Preparation System
Outcome Measure:
15 Not yet recruiting The Effect of the Cosmetic Cream NMBM on Leg Ulcers - a Pilot Study
Conditions: Ulcer;   Venous Ulcer;   Skin Ulcer;   Leg Ulcer
Interventions: Device: NMBM;   Other: Compression garments
Outcome Measures: Percent of change from baseline in the target wound area;   Alleviation of pain;   Incidence of adverse events;   Time to complete closure
16 Unknown  Feasibility and Outcomes of Older Patients Hospitalization
Conditions: Community-Acquired Pneumonia;   Exacerbation of Chronic Heart Failure;   Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease;   Cellulitis
Intervention: Procedure: sub-acute hospitalization
Outcome Measure:
17 Not yet recruiting Continuous Regional Anesthesia for Septic Limb Orthopedic Surgery
Conditions: Osteo Arthritis;   Cellulitis
Interventions: Drug: Systemic analgesia + Continuous regional anesthesia;   Drug: Systemic analgesia
Outcome Measure: Septic complication in the operated limb
18 Recruiting Single Dose vs. Two Dose Regimen of Dalbavancin for the Treatment of Acute Bacterial Skin and Skin Structure Infections
Conditions: Abscess;   Wound Infection;   Surgical Site Infection;   Cellulitis
Interventions: Drug: Single Dose Dalbavancin;   Drug: Two Dose Dalbavancin
Outcome Measures: Clinical Response;   Clinical Status at Final Visit (Day 28 +/- 2 days)
19 Recruiting Optimising Diagnosis and Antibiotic Prescribing for Acutely Ill Children in Primary Care
Conditions: Sepsis;   Bacteraemia;   Meningitis;   Abscess;   Pneumonia;   Osteomyelitis;   Cellulitis;   Gastro-enteritis With Dehydration;   Complicated Urinary Tract Infection;   Viral Respiratory Infection Complicated With Hypoxia
Interventions: Device: Use of C-reactive protein (CRP) point of care test;   Other: Brief intervention and parent leaflet;   Device: Finger Pulse Oximeter
Outcome Measures: Serious infection;   Immediate antibiotic prescribing rates;   Parental satisfaction;   Parental concern;   Use of other diagnostic tests and medical services (including re-consultation);   Cost-effectiveness;   Impact of the communicator style on the effect of the intervention (interaction)
20 Unknown  Oxidized Regenerated Cellulose to Decrease Vaginal Cuff Complications
Condition: Vaginal Cuff Complications
Intervention:
Outcome Measure: Incidence of vaginal cuff complications