Cellulitis: I have had deep skin cellulitis for... - MY SKIN

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I have had deep skin cellulitis for almost a year, I take flucloxacillin antibiotics to no affect yet, incidentally I have had lymphedema which has according to the hospital turned to lymphoma, for which I have had so far four chemotherapy treatments avery three weeks at the hospital, two more to go yet, my doctor seems to think my celulitis has healed, yet I still get the same shocks in my nerves, I have had a portion of skin taken off in a fall recently, that is not healing to quick after having two dressings applied at my local clinic in two weeks.

Any answers please.

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You are having a really tough time of it. I did not know that lymphoedema could turn into lymphoma! hopefully your cellulitis will clear with the antibiotics you are on, it's always a risk for lymhoedema folks.

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I've recently had two bouts of cellulitis. The antibiotic you're on only stopped the cellulitis from advancing up my leg, but did not clear it. Was put on Erythromycin instead, which chased it off, even then it took a while to go. Now have a reserve prescription for Erythromycin in case it returns (always appears at a weekend, strangely). Perhaps there's a reason why you're not prescribed erythromycin? Hope your cellulitis clears very soon, and you start to feel better X


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