Cellulitis Related Diseases & Conditions

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  • Swollen Lymph Nodes Lymph nodes help the body's immune system fight infections. Causes of swollen lymph nodes (glands) may include infection (viral,...learn more »
  • Swollen Ankles and Swollen Feet Swollen ankles and swollen feet is a symptom of an underlying disease or condition such as edema, medications, pregnancy,...learn more »
  • Staph Infection (Staphylococcus Aureus) Staphylococcus or Staph is a group of bacteria that can cause a multitude of diseases. Staph infections can cause illness...learn more »
  • Sty A sty is a bump that forms on the eyelid as a result of a blocked gland. Styes may be caused by infections, burns, or trauma to...learn more »
  • Ingrown Toenail (Onychocryptosis) Ingrown toenails are caused by the growth of the toenail into the surrounding nail fold. Symptoms and signs include toe pain,...learn more »
  • Edema Edema is the swelling of tissues as a result of excess water accumulation. Peripheral edema occurs in the feet and legs. There...learn more »
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    Edema Article
    • Edema facts
    • What is edema?
    • What is pitting edema and how does it differ from non-pitting edema?
    • What does pitting edema look like (picture)?
    • What causes pitting edema?
    • Does salt intake affect edema?
    • What causes edema during pregnancy?
    • What kind of doctors treat edema?
    • Why does a person with heart disease retain fluid?
    • Why do people with liver disease develop ascites and edema?
    • Why do people with kidney disease have pitting edema?
    • What causes pitting edema by heavy loss of protein in the urine?
    • What medications treat pitting edema caused by heavy loss of protein in the urine?
    • What causes pitting edema in people with impaired kidney (renal) function?
    • What is idiopathic edema?
    • What is the treatment for idiopathic edema?
    • What is the treatment for patients with idiopathic edema who have become dependent on diuretics?
    • How does venous insufficiency cause edema?
    • Which diuretics are used to treat edema?
    • Do people taking diuretics need a diet high in potassium?
    • Are diuretics used for other diseases or conditions?
  • Athlete's Foot Athlete's foot (tinea pedis) is a skin infection caused by the ringworm fungus. Symptoms include itching, burning, cracking,...learn more »
  • Shingles Shingles, or herpes zoster, is a painful rash caused by the varicella zoster virus. Other shingles symptoms include headache,...learn more »
  • Diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2) Diabetes is a chronic condition characterized by high levels of sugar (glucose) in the blood. The two types of diabetes are...learn more »
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    Diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2) Article
    • Diabetes facts
    • What is diabetes?
    • How many people in the US have diabetes?
    • 6 early signs and symptoms of diabetes
    • How do I know if I have diabetes?
    • What causes diabetes?
    • What are the risk factors for diabetes?
    • What are the different types of diabetes?
    • Type 1 diabetes
    • Type 2 diabetes
    • What are the other types of diabetes?
    • What kind of doctor treats diabetes?
    • How is diabetes diagnosed?
    • Why is blood sugar checked at home?
    • What are the acute complications of diabetes?
    • What are the chronic complications of diabetes?
    • What can be done to slow the complications of diabetes?
    • What is the prognosis for a person with diabetes?
  • MRSA MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) bacteria causes skin infections with the following signs and symptoms:...learn more »
  • Psoriasis Psoriasis is a long-term skin condition that may cause large plaques of red, raised skin, flakes of dry skin, and skin scales....learn more »
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    Psoriasis Article
    • Psoriasis facts
    • What is psoriasis?
    • What are psoriasis causes and risk factors?
    • What are the different types of psoriasis?
    • Can psoriasis affect my joints?
    • Can psoriasis affect only my nails?
    • What are psoriasis symptoms and signs? What does psoriasis look like?
    • How do health-care professionals diagnose psoriasis?
    • Eczema vs. psoriasis
    • How many people have psoriasis?
    • Is psoriasis contagious?
    • Is there a cure for psoriasis?
    • Is psoriasis hereditary?
    • What kind of doctor treats psoriasis?
    • What is the treatment for psoriasis?
    • What creams, lotions, and home remedies are available for psoriasis?
    • Are psoriasis shampoos available?
    • What oral medications are available for psoriasis?
    • What injections or infusions are available for psoriasis?
    • Is there a psoriasis diet?
    • What about light therapy for psoriasis?
    • What is the long-term prognosis with psoriasis? What are complications of psoriasis?
    • Is it possible to prevent psoriasis?
    • What does the future hold for psoriasis?
    • Is there a national psoriasis support group?
    • Where can people get more information on psoriasis?
  • Group B Strep Group B strep are bacteria called Streptococcus agalactiae that may sometimes cause infections both in a pregnant woman and her...learn more »
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    Group B Strep Article
    • Group B strep facts
    • What is group B strep?
    • What causes group B strep infection?
    • How is group B strep transmitted?
    • What are group B strep infection symptoms and signs?
    • How is group B strep infection diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for group B strep?
    • What types of doctors treat group B strep infections?
    • What are the complications of group B strep infection?
    • What is the prognosis of a group B strep infection?
    • Is it possible to prevent group B strep infection?
  • Pregnancy (Week By Week, Trimesters) There are many symptoms involved in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd trimesters of pregnancy. The first early pregnancy symptom is typically...learn more »
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    Pregnancy (Week By Week, Trimesters) Article
    • Pregnancy facts*
    • Introduction
    • What is the first trimester (week 1-week 12)?
    • What is the second trimester (week 13-week 28)?
    • What is the third trimester (week 29-week 40)?
    • How will my baby develop week by week?
    • What are the changes that happen to a woman's body during the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd trimester of her pregnancy?
    • Body aches
    • Breast changes
    • Constipation
    • Dizziness
    • Fatigue, sleep problems
    • Heartburn and indigestion
    • Hemorrhoids during pregnancy
    • Itching
    • Leg cramps
    • Morning sickness
    • Nasal problems
    • Numb or tingling hands
    • Stretch marks, skin changes
    • Swelling
    • Urinary frequency and leaking
    • Varicose veins
  • Sepsis Sepsis (blood poisoning) is a potentially deadly infection with signs and symptoms that include elevated heart rate, low or high...learn more »
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    Sepsis Article
    • Sepsis (blood poisoning) facts
    • What is blood poisoning?
    • What is sepsis?
    • Why are there so many diseases with "sepsis," "septic," "septicemia," or "blood poisoning" in their name?
    • What causes sepsis?
    • What are the risk factors for sepsis?
    • What are sepsis (blood poisoning) symptoms and signs?
    • How do health-care professionals diagnose sepsis?
    • What is the treatment for sepsis?
    • What types of specialists treat sepsis?
    • What is the prognosis with sepsis?
    • What are the complications of sepsis?
    • Is it possible to prevent sepsis (blood poisoning)?
    • What are some additional sources for information on sepsis (blood poisoning)?
  • Abscessed Tooth An abscessed tooth is an infection within a tooth that has spread to the root. Symptoms of an abscessed tooth may include pain,...learn more »
  • Fever Although a fever technically is any body temperature above the normal of 98.6 F (37 C), in practice, a person is usually not...learn more »
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    Fever Article
    • Fever facts
    • What is a fever?
    • What causes a fever?
    • What are the signs and symptoms of a fever?
    • How is a fever diagnosed?
    • How should someone take a temperature for fever?
    • What is the treatment for a fever?
    • When should someone seek medical care for a fever?
    • What kind of doctors treat a fever?
    • What are complications of a fever?
    • What is the prognosis for a fever?
    • Is it possible to prevent a fever?
    • Where can people find more information about fevers?
  • Impetigo Impetigo is a contagious skin infection caused by staph and strep bacteria. There are two types of impetigo: nonbullous and...learn more »
  • Lymphedema Lymphedema is a condition in which one or more extremities become swollen as the result of an impaired flow of the lymphatic...learn more »
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    Lymphedema Article
    • Lymphedema facts
    • What is lymphedema?
    • What does lymphedema look like (pictures)?
    • What causes lymphedema?
    • What are the symptoms of lymphedema?
    • How is lymphedema diagnosed?
    • What are possible treatments for lymphedema?
    • What are complications of lymphedema?
    • Can lymphedema be prevented?
    • What is the prognosis for lymphedema?
    • Where can one get help and support for lymphedema?
  • Cuts, Scrapes and Puncture Wounds Cuts, scrapes, and puncture wounds are common, and most people will experience one of these in their lifetime. Evaluating the...learn more »
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    Cuts, Scrapes and Puncture Wounds Article
    • Cuts, scrapes (abrasions), and puncture wounds facts
    • What is the best first aid for a cut or scrape?
    • Who should seek medical care for a cut?
    • What are the signs and symptoms of a wound infection?
    • How are puncture wounds different?
    • Will I need a tetanus shot for a cut, scrape, or puncture wound?
  • Eczema Eczema refers to skin inflammation. There are many different types of eczema that produce symptoms and signs that range from...learn more »
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    Eczema Article
    • Eczema facts
    • What is eczema?
    • Are there different types of eczema? What causes eczema?
    • What are eczema symptoms and signs?
    • How is eczema diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for eczema?
    • What are home remedies for eczema?
    • Does diet affect eczema?
    • Is there a cure for eczema?
    • Is eczema contagious?
    • What is the prognosis of eczema?
    • Is it possible to prevent eczema?
  • Pilonidal Cyst A pilonidal cyst is a cyst that forms near the cleft of the buttocks. The cysts are thought to be caused by the penetration of...learn more »
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    Pilonidal Cyst Article
    • Pilonidal cyst facts
    • What is a pilonidal cyst?
    • What causes a pilonidal cyst?
    • What are pilonidal cyst symptoms and signs?
    • What are risk factors for a pilonidal cyst?
    • How do doctors diagnose a pilonidal cyst?
    • Are there any home remedies for a pilonidal cyst?
    • What is the treatment for a pilonidal cyst? Is surgery necessary for pilonidal cysts?
    • What is the prognosis of a pilonidal cyst?
    • Is it possible to prevent a pilonidal cyst?
  • Erythema Nodosum Erythema nodosum is a skin inflammation that results in reddish, painful, tender lumps most commonly located in the front of the...learn more »
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    Erythema Nodosum Article
    • What is erythema nodosum?
    • What causes erythema nodosum?
    • What are the signs and symptoms of erythema nodosum?
    • How is erythema nodosum diagnosed?
    • Can erythema nodosum be confused with other conditions?
    • How is erythema nodosum treated?
  • Obesity Obesity is the state of being well above one's normal weight. A person has traditionally been considered to be obese if they are...learn more »
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    Obesity Article
    • Obesity facts
    • What is obesity?
    • How common is obesity?
    • What are the health risks associated with obesity?
    • What causes obesity?
    • What are other factors associated with obesity?
    • How is body fat measured?
    • What about weight-for-height tables?
    • What is the body mass index (BMI)?
    • Does it matter where body fat is located? (Is it worse to be an "apple" or a "pear"?)
    • What can be done about obesity?
    • What is the role of physical activity and exercise in obesity?
    • What is the role of diet in the treatment of obesity?
    • What is the role of medication in the treatment of obesity?
    • What about herbal fen/phen?
    • What about meal substitutes, artificial sweeteners, and over-the-counter (OTC) products?
    • What is the role of surgery in the treatment of obesity?
    • How can patients choose a safe and successful weight-loss program?
  • Necrotizing Fasciitis Necrotizing fasciitis is also known as a flesh-eating bacterial infection, Fournier's gangrene, suppurative fasciitis, and...learn more »
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    Necrotizing Fasciitis Article
    • Necrotizing fasciitis (flesh-eating disease) facts
    • What is necrotizing fasciitis?
    • Do different types of necrotizing fasciitis exist?
    • What causes necrotizing fasciitis?
    • What are necrotizing fasciitis symptoms and signs?
    • How is necrotizing fasciitis diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for necrotizing fasciitis?
    • How is necrotizing fasciitis prevented? Is necrotizing fasciitis contagious?
    • Who is at risk to get necrotizing fasciitis?
    • What is the prognosis (outcome) for patients with necrotizing fasciitis? What are complications of necrotizing fasciitis?
    • What are some additional sources of information on necrotizing fasciitis?
  • Elbow Pain Elbow pain is most often the result of tendinitis, which can affect the inner or outer elbow. Treatment includes ice, rest, and...learn more »
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    Elbow Pain Article
    • Elbow pain facts
    • How is the elbow designed, and what is its function?
    • What injuries can cause elbow pain, and what are symptoms and signs of the causes of elbow pain?
    • What are diseases and conditions that can cause elbow pain, and how are they treated?
    • How is elbow pain diagnosed?
    • What are treatments for elbow pain?
    • What is the prognosis of elbow pain?
    • Can elbow pain be prevented?
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) causes HIV infection and the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Symptoms and signs...learn more »
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    Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Article
    • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) facts
    • What is the history of HIV, and when was HIV discovered?
    • What tests are used in the diagnosis of HIV?
    • How is HIV spread (transmitted)?
    • What are symptoms and signs of HIV infection and AIDS in men, women, and children?
    • What happens after an exposure to the blood or genital secretions of an HIV-infected person?
    • What laboratory tests are used to monitor HIV-infected people?
    • What are HIV treatments and medications? What are the key principles in managing HIV infection?
    • When should antiviral therapy be started?
    • What is the initial therapy for HIV?
    • What are nucleoside and nucleotide analogue reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs)?
    • What are nonnucleoside analogue reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs)?
    • What are protease inhibitors?
    • What are fusion inhibitors?
    • What is a CCR5 antagonist?
    • What is an integrase strand transfer inhibitor?
    • What HIV drugs are in development?
    • What are side effects of HIV therapy?
    • What happens if the patient's viral load increases while on HIV therapy?
    • What are the risks of missing doses or stopping antiviral therapy?
    • Should patients with the flu- or mono-like illness of primary HIV infection be treated?
    • What about treatment for HIV during pregnancy?
    • What can be done for people who have severe immunosuppression?
    • What is the future for HIV-infected individuals with regards to treatment simplification and cure research?
    • What is in the future for preventing HIV transmission?
  • Streptococcal Infections Group A streptococcal infections are caused by group A streptococcus, a bacteria that causes a variety of health problems,...learn more »
    In This Article
    Streptococcal Infections Article
    • Group A streptococcal infections facts
    • What is group A Streptococcus (GAS)?
    • How are group A streptococcal (GAS) infections contracted?
    • What diseases are caused by group A streptococcal infection?
    • Are group A strep infections contagious?
    • What is the contagious period for group A strep infections?
    • What is the incubation period for group A strep infections?
    • What are the symptoms and signs of GAS infections?
    • What is invasive group A streptococcal disease? Who is most at risk for getting invasive GAS disease?
    • What are the symptoms and signs of necrotizing fasciitis?
    • What are the signs and symptoms of toxic shock syndrome (TSS)?
    • How are group A streptococcal (GAS) infections diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for invasive group A streptococcal disease?
    • What specialists treat group A streptococcal infections?
    • What complications are seen with group A streptococcal infections?
    • Is it possible to prevent group A streptococcal infections?
    • What is the prognosis for group A streptococcal infections?
    • Where can people find more information about group A streptococcal infections?
  • Is a Staph Infection Contagious? A staph infection is caused by the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus. Staph can cause boils, food poisoning, cellulitis, toxic shock...learn more »
    In This Article
    Is a Staph Infection Contagious? Article
    • What is staph?
    • Is staph contagious?
    • How will I know if I have a staph infection?
    • How are staph infections transmitted?
    • When will I know I am cured of a staph infection? How long is the contagious period for a staph infection?
    • When should I contact a medical caregiver about a staph infection?
  • Is a Yeast Infection Contagious? Yeast are a fungi that has many types. A type of yeast that can cause infection in humans is called Candida. Candida can infect...learn more »
    In This Article
    Is a Yeast Infection Contagious? Article
    • What are yeast?
    • Is a yeast infection contagious?
    • How do I know if I have a yeast infection?
    • How will I know if I am cured of a yeast infection?
    • When should I seek medical care for yeast infection?
  • Balanitis (Penis Disorder) Balantis is a condition in which the skin of the head of the penis becomes inflamed. If the foreskin is also inflamed, it is...learn more »
    In This Article
    Balanitis (Penis Disorder) Article
    • What is balanitis?
    • What causes balanitis?
    • What are the symptoms of balanitis?
    • How is balanitis diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for balanitis?
    • Over-the-counter remedies for balanitis
    • Medications for balanitis
    • Can balanitis be prevented?
    • What is the prognosis for balanitis?
  • Bug Bites and Stings Bug bites and stings have been known to transmit insect-borne illnesses such as West Nile virus, Rocky Mountain spotted fever,...learn more »
    In This Article
    Bug Bites and Stings Article
    • Bug bites and stings facts*
    • Bug bites and stings introduction
    • What can I do to keep insects away?
    • What's the proper way to use insect repellent?
    • What's the best way to remove a bee stinger?
    • What should I do if I find a tick on me or my child?
    • What can be done for itching and pain from bites and stings?
    • When is medical attention needed?
    • Where can I find more information on bug bites and stings?
  • Are Skin Rashes Contagious? Direct and indirect contact can spread some types of rashes from person to person. Rash treatment depends upon a rash's...learn more »
    In This Article
    Are Skin Rashes Contagious? Article
    • Are skin rashes contagious?
    • How will I know if I have a contagious rash?
    • How do contagious rashes spread?
    • How will I know when I am cured of a contagious rash?
    • When should I contact a medical caregiver about a rash?