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CELLULITIS and Clindamycin

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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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Clindamycin Side Effects

Diarrhoea (245)
Rash (142)
Nausea (108)
Pruritus (101)
Vomiting (79)
Pyrexia (77)
Clostridium Difficile Colitis (68)
Dyspnoea (67)
Urticaria (61)
Erythema (59)
Abdominal Pain Upper (58)
Clostridial Infection (55)
Renal Failure Acute (50)
Dizziness (49)
Abdominal Pain (47)
Pain (46)
Dysphagia (43)
Headache (41)
Dyspepsia (41)
Hypersensitivity (39)
Asthenia (38)
Chest Pain (38)
Weight Decreased (35)
Rash Pruritic (35)
Fatigue (34)
Malaise (33)
Rash Erythematous (33)
Swelling Face (32)
Pseudomembranous Colitis (30)
Angioedema (30)
International Normalised Ratio Increased (29)
Dysgeusia (29)
Dehydration (28)
Oedema Peripheral (28)
Hypotension (27)
Chills (27)
Pancytopenia (26)
Rash Maculo-papular (25)
Stevens-johnson Syndrome (25)
Skin Exfoliation (25)
Colitis (24)
Arthralgia (23)
Abdominal Discomfort (23)
Abdominal Distension (22)
Alanine Aminotransferase Increased (22)
Pharyngeal Oedema (20)
Haematochezia (20)
Blister (20)
Gastrointestinal Disorder (19)
Renal Failure (19)

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Recent Reviews

I was given Clindamycin (150 MG Capsule) to take for 10 days 4 times daily for tooth extractions aftercare. It gives me splitting headaches and acid reflux . Evdokia

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 taking Clindamycin 4 days for my tooth infection, I started heart burn pain, cough, difficult swollen food. Now I have stoped the drug 4 days, but I only can drink fluid. Any solid food cause me severe chest pain.

After taking the Clindamycin Capsules, I have nausea then it feels as if my chest is about to burst open, like i am about to choke which lasts at least 3 hours. I never felt like this in my life. Help!

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

Clindamycin has caused me such horrible heartburn. It effects everything I drink or eat. I have burning in my throat and tightness in my chest tonight as well. My ears itch and burn deep inside them and they are red and hot to the touch. Horrible fee

Clindamycin is a safe medicine. If you have an abcess or tooth infection it can be VERY dangerous to NOT take the antibiotic. You can alleviate a lot of the stomach discomfort by taking high quality PRO-BIOTICS and consuming a LOT of unsweetened yo

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

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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