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Don't Mess Around with Cellulitis

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posted on Dec, 17 2018 @ 02:43 PM
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You might think that slight redness on your leg is just a rash but it may be a lot worse.

An increase in standing and higher effort than usual can trigger a bout of what is called:

Cellulitis. It can be a major threat to your health and your life.

As per the Mayo Clinic


Cellulitis (sel-u-LIE-tis) is a common, potentially serious bacterial skin infection. The affected skin appears swollen and red and is typically painful and warm to the touch. Cellulitis usually affects the skin on the lower legs, but it can occur in the face, arms and other areas. It occurs when a crack or break in your skin allows bacteria to enter. Left untreated, the infection can spread to your lymph nodes and bloodstream and rapidly become life-threatening. It isn't usually spread from person to person.


Once it gets too far advanced, you can rapidly get blood poisoning and the swelling and heat and pain can be unbearable. Coupled with some skin conditions like Psoriasis or Eczema it can turn into a cycle of never ending infections and problems and you risk losing a limb.

Once this happens and your skin and bone start being perforated and eaten away there is not a lot that can be done.

If the bacteria is a Strep or a Staph type germ it can turn into MRSA


Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a bacterium that causes infections in different parts of the body. It's tougher to treat than most strains of staphylococcus aureus -- or staph -- because it's resistant to some commonly used antibiotics


It can be very daunting to see this happening and escalating and once it gets too far you're done. You might as well jump.

So don't gloss over your symptoms and seek health care professional assistance and don't put it off.

If my cursor grows dim and I seem to vanish from the site you can assume I didn't make it. I might have my partner post a farewell or see on the other side post if that happens.

Take it easy guys and keep it real.

M




posted on Dec, 17 2018 @ 02:47 PM
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a reply to: Maverick7

Praying for you Maverick7. You are going to beat this. Don't give fear the response it wants. Thank you for this vital info and keep us posted on how you are doing. Hugs!



posted on Dec, 17 2018 @ 02:59 PM
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Suffered with it for just short of a year now....incredibly painful at times.

Important you keep on top of it and get it checked out on a regular basis.

Good luck and be strong.



posted on Dec, 17 2018 @ 03:02 PM
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a reply to: Maverick7

Praying for you. Had a scary brush with this stuff myself not long ago. Pls. let us -- the non-trolls -- know how you're doing.

Peace,

Namdru



posted on Dec, 17 2018 @ 03:26 PM
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Strength and positive thoughts coming your way!

Best!



posted on Dec, 17 2018 @ 03:44 PM
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My husband personally tangoed with cellulitis on his lower legs before we figured out something was wrong and had him checked out. It was probably introduced at the beach when he was blindsided by a wave and was bowled over near the shore, slamming his knees into the shell bed. He walked away with a few scrapes and we thought nothing of it, until they never healed and his legs swelled and the scrapes seeped constantly.

Don't f# around with it, people, he almost had both lower legs amputated. He was in the hospital for a week on a mega-cocktail of antibiotics, faced with the possibility of amputation every day until the infection improved because it was on the cusp of out-of-control. His shins were sliced open and allowed to drain that way instead of swelling to the point of splitting open themselves.

It scared the living s# out of both of us. Cellulitis is NOT to be trifled with.



posted on Dec, 17 2018 @ 03:50 PM
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Sending you good healing thoughts!

Also, look into manuka honey.



posted on Dec, 17 2018 @ 04:55 PM
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My thoughts and prayers are with you Maverick.
Keep us posted please.







posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 12:54 AM
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I hope you're OK soon.



posted on Dec, 30 2018 @ 06:13 AM
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I just recently dealt with this issue. At first I thought it must have been a spider bite. Even the first doctor said it looked like a bite to him but he sent me to a wound specialist. The specialist said he thought it was cellulitis with a skin abscess. Either way, I never really with such a thing. Long story short, it is almost completely healed now. I had to have an antibiotics injection and then a 10 day supply of antibiotics. That was from the first doctor. Second doctor gave me silver infused gel dressing and it has worked wonderfully. Link to my story is here if anyone is interested.

Get well soon.




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