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Cellulitis - Best Ways They Can Be Prevented!

MBBS, Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD), DDV, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Pune
Cellulitis - Best Ways They Can Be Prevented!
Cellulitis is a common contagious bacterial skin infection marked by redness and swelling of the skin that feels tender and hot. It usually occurs when bacteria penetrate through a crack or a cut on the skin s surface. Although cellulitis can develop anywhere over the face or the body, it is your lower legs that are affected the most. It damages the tissues beneath the skin, spreading to the bloodstream and the lymph nodes. If left untreated, the infection might get aggravated and turn fatal.

Prevention:

In case of a recurrence, preventive antibiotics may be recommended by the doctor. Adopting the below mentioned precautionary measures can help:

1. Gently rinse the wound with soap and water on a daily basis, whenever you go in for a shower.

2. Apply an antibiotic ointment or a cream over the wound to get adequate protection.

3. Use a bandage to dress your wound and change it daily.

4. Watch out for signs of infections such as pain and redness and accordingly go for medical help.

5. People with diabetes often suffer from poor blood circulation. They require extra precautions in order to prevent any skin injury:

Minutely check for signs of injury, failing which you might be even more susceptible to infections.
Moisturize and lubricate your skin daily to prevent peeling and cracking.
Trim your toenails and fingernails carefully so that they do not injure the ambient skin.
Wear appropriate gloves and footwear to protect your feet and hands.
Treat any infection developing on the skin surface at the right time because they might be contagious. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dermatologist and ask a free question.
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Cellulite - Ways To Get Rid Of It!

MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, FRGUHS
Dermatologist, Bangalore
Cellulite - Ways To Get Rid Of It!
Women over the age of 25 gradually begin to reduce the muscle mass and fat or adipose deposition happens at almost 5 times the pace. There is also the collagen reduction that happens alongside. All these put together give the flab, which is a point of embarrassment for women. Thighs, stomach, below the butt are common areas and could require changing your wardrobe. However, given that almost 93% of the women have cellulite, a lot of been done to identify ways this. From topical chemicals to medications to surgery, there are various options.

If that sounds comforting, don't. Cellulite is not something that can be cured and will stay forever. It requires a lot of dedication and lifestyle changes to sustain the lost fat (learn more about The Healthiest Ways to Achieve Fat Loss), which is the most important phase. Also, cellulite is transmitted genetically, and if you have a propensity for it, the chances of relapse are equally high.

Listed below are some ways to manage cellulite:

Dietary (learn more about Dietary Fats) changes: Reduce salt, salty foods swell up the fat cells, making the cellulite more prominent. Adding a lot of fiber and whole grains cleanses the intestines of toxins and reduces the amount of fat.
Exercise regularly: Any physical exercise, be it walking, jogging, cycling, or swimming, that you enjoy is completely welcome. All these help burn fat and reduce cellulite. There are also specific exercises aimed at working the glutes, quadriceps, hamstrings, hip flexors and abductors - one-legged lunges, squat and side lifts, V-leg pulls, etc.
Massage: There are special massage bars with multiple notches on it, which helps stimulate fat and improve fluid circulation. Cellulite also has lymphatic drainage and a high chance of infection. Massage also improves lymphatic drainage, thereby reducing the chances of infection.
Exfoliating: Body scrubs, especially around the area of maximum collection, also help reduce fat deposits. Scrubs containing coffee are particularly helpful, as it improves lymphatic drainage and caffeine tightens skin. There are also do-it-yourself kits available that claim to reduce cellulite. A word of caution here, use under medical supervision.
Body Serum and body contour creams: These contain a combination of caffeine and antioxidants along with some active ingredients that are proven to mobilize fat deposits. Again, better to get medical opinion before use.
Cellulite blasting technology: There are ways to mobilize cellulite by applying shockwaves to the area of cellulite and dissolve the fat. It is proven to be safe and is FDA approved.
Studies are also underway to test a drug that will dissolve the collagen in the skin, thereby reducing cellulite. This is yet to be proven and once done may become hugely popular as cellulite is a universal problem with women.
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Cellulitis - 5 Tips to Prevent It!

DNB, MBBS, DDVL
Dermatologist, Delhi
Cellulitis - 5 Tips to Prevent It!
Cellulitis is a common contagious bacterial skin infection marked by redness and swelling of the skin that feels tender and hot. It usually occurs when bacteria penetrate through a crack or a cut on the skin s surface. Although cellulitis can develop anywhere over the face or the body, it is your lower legs that are affected the most. It damages the tissues beneath the skin, spreading to the bloodstream and the lymph nodes. If left untreated, the infection might get aggravated and turn fatal.

Prevention:

In case of a recurrence, preventive antibiotics may be recommended by the doctor. Adopting the below mentioned precautionary measures can help:

1. Gently rinse the wound with soap and water on a daily basis, whenever you go in for a shower.

2. Apply an antibiotic ointment or a cream over the wound to get adequate protection.

3. Use a bandage to dress your wound and change it daily.

4. Watch out for signs of infections such as pain and redness and accordingly go for medical help.

5. People with diabetes often suffer from poor blood circulation. They require extra precautions in order to prevent any skin injury:

Minutely check for signs of injury, failing which you might be even more susceptible to infections.
Moisturize and lubricate your skin daily to prevent peeling and cracking.
Trim your toenails and fingernails carefully so that they do not injure the ambient skin.
Wear appropriate gloves and footwear to protect your feet and hands.
Treat any infection developing on the skin surface at the right time because they might be contagious.
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Treating Cellulitis with Homeopathy Remedies - 6 Best Cure

Fellowship in Medical Cosmetology, BHMS, DMLT
Homeopathy Doctor, Jhansi
Treating Cellulitis with Homeopathy Remedies - 6 Best Cure
Cellulitis is an intense and chronic aggravation of the connective tissue of the skin, brought on by infection with a kind of bacteria (staphylococcus, streptococcus or other microbes). Cellulitis often occurs on uncovered areas of the body, for example, the arms, legs, and the face. It is basically characterised by excessive redness, swelling, warmth and pain or pain at even the most delicate touch.

Homeopathic medications are extremely productive in treating cellulitis, although these will have to be prescribed by a doctor only. The medicines work very efficiently by increasing the immunity of the patient along with a decrease in the swelling, pain and burning in cellulitis. Indeed, even in instances of cellulitis with blister formation, homeopathic medications are very effective and are usually administered in small doses of natural elements. Following are some of the homeopathic medications so as to cure cellulitis:

Belladonna for redness of skin during cellulitis: The Homeopathic cure Belladonna is a normal medicine for cellulitis where the skin is extremely red and swollen giving it a sparkling appearance. Patients that feel excruciating pain even at the slightest touch will also require Belladonna.
Apis Mellifica for cellulitis during swelling: Apis mellifica is suited for those instances of cellulitis where there is much swelling of the affected zone along with a burning and stinging pain. Apis mellifica helps those cases of cellulitis in which the smouldering pain is relieved by applying something cool over the skin and the pain that quickly spreads over various parts of the body.
Ledum Palsture for cellulitis due to insect bites: The Homeopathic solution Ledum palustre holds a very effective reputation in treating those instances of cellulitis that occur because of bug bites. This common homeopathic solution is used as a part of cellulitis when there is a cold sensation in the affected area with tearing pain.
Pyrogenium for septicaemia in cellulitis: Pyrogenium is a well-known solution for treating this condition. It is used for a number of symptoms. This could include a fever with the body temperature being 103 to 106 degrees. It rises rapidly with an unusually fast heartbeat and restlessness.
Calendula Officinalis in Post-surgical cellulitis: Without a doubt, the best homeopathic solution for cellulitis that has come after surgical cuts is Calendula officinalis. This prescription acts productively as a corrective as well as a preventive measure for pus formation on the skin after the surgery.
Silicea for treating cellulitis when blisters show up on the skin: The homeopathic cure Silicea gives great results when blisters or sores are shaped on the skin in extreme cellulitis cases. These blisters are usually filled with pus, which is quite harmful if the blister bursts. Silicea is also used when there is fever with chills and perspiration.
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Orbital Cellulitis - Have Ayurveda At Your Rescue!

BAMS, CRAV - Ophthalmology
Ayurvedic Doctor, Gurgaon
Orbital Cellulitis - Have Ayurveda At Your Rescue!
Infection of the soft tissues in the eye socket is known as orbital cellulitis. It is a serious infection that can cause permanent vision damage and fatal complications. Such an infection can occur at any age, although it commonly affects children. It is known as orbital cellulitis since it develops behind the eyeball, i.e. in the orbit of the eye.

One may also suffer from Periorbital Cellulitis when the infection occurs in front of the eyeball. Such an infection can spread to the skin around the eye but is less serious compared to orbital cellulitis. Nevertheless, both kinds of cellulitis require immediate attention.

Symptoms

Orbital cellulitis is a kind of infection that involves the muscle and fat tissues in the orbit of eyes. The infection precipitates an inflammation of the soft tissues which, in effect, can push out the eye of the orbit. This leads to swelling, pain, and protrusion of the eye.

However, there may also be other symptoms like:

Limited movement of eyeballs or pain while moving the eyeballs

Sudden loss of vision

Swollen and red eyelid

Difficult opening of eyes

Discharge from eye

Fever

Loss of appetite

Fatigue

Headache, etc.

Treatment

Since the infection can spread rapidly, it needs to be treated early. Treatment may include the application of antibiotics, surgical intervention, etc.

Using Antibiotics: Immediate application of antibiotics is the primary recommendation of any doctor when you are diagnosed with orbital cellulitis. The antibiotic has to be administered intravenously.

Surgical Intervention: It includes draining the accumulated fluid from the infected eye, removing foreign objects, if any, getting a culture sample for analysis, and application of precise antibiotics.

Despite these treatments being available, it must be said that treating orbital cellulitis is a difficult task. Ayurveda can be a potent remedy against this dreaded disease.

Ayurveda For Orbital Cellulitis

Studies have been conducted to assess the effectiveness of herbs in treating orbital cellulitis. For one such study, researchers adopted the Bidalaka procedure as laid down in ancient Ayurvedic text. The procedure entails the application of a paste of selected herbs on the eyelid. It is a concoction of herbs having analgesics, antibiotics, anti-inflammatory as well as soothing property. This line of treatment is also similar to a conventional line of treatment. Owing to the unique mode of application, the bioavailability of all the herbs in the paste is more. This leads to a high rate of absorption of the beneficial elements which in turn can offer quick relief from symptoms. In the study, the bidalaka procedure has led to significant improvement in symptoms of the patient.

Take Away

Infection is the Orbital Cellulitis can be cured with proper care and Ayurvedic treatment. However, it is always advisable to consult an ayurvedic specialist before going for any of Ayurvedic herbs and treatment.
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Get Rid of Cellulite

M.D, MBBS
Cosmetic Physician, Mumbai
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Causes and Treatment for Cellulite
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Cellulitis - How Homeopathy Can Tackle It?

BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Raipur
Cellulitis - How Homeopathy Can Tackle It?
Cellulitis is an intense and chronic aggravation of the connective tissue of the skin, brought on by infection with a kind of bacteria (staphylococcus, streptococcus or other microbes). Cellulitis often occurs on uncovered areas of the body, for example, the arms, legs, and the face. It is basically characterised by excessive redness, swelling, warmth and pain or pain at even the most delicate touch.

Homeopathic medications are extremely productive in treating cellulitis, although these will have to be prescribed by a doctor only. The medicines work very efficiently by increasing the immunity of the patient along with a decrease in the swelling, pain and burning in cellulitis. Indeed, even in instances of cellulitis with blister formation, homeopathic medications are very effective and are usually administered in small doses of natural elements. Following are some of the homeopathic medications so as to cure cellulitis:

Belladonna for redness of skin during cellulitis: The Homeopathic cure Belladonna is a normal medicine for cellulitis where the skin is extremely red and swollen giving it a sparkling appearance. Patients that feel excruciating pain even at the slightest touch will also require Belladonna.
Apis Mellifica for cellulitis during swelling: Apis mellifica is suited for those instances of cellulitis where there is much swelling of the affected zone along with a burning and stinging pain. Apis mellifica helps those cases of cellulitis in which the smouldering pain is relieved by applying something cool over the skin and the pain that quickly spreads over various parts of the body.
Ledum Palsture for cellulitis due to insect bites: The Homeopathic solution Ledum palustre holds a very effective reputation in treating those instances of cellulitis that occur because of bug bites. This common homeopathic solution is used as a part of cellulitis when there is a cold sensation in the affected area with tearing pain.
Pyrogenium for septicaemia in cellulitis: Pyrogenium is a well-known solution for treating this condition. It is used for a number of symptoms. This could include a fever with the body temperature being 103 to 106 degrees. It rises rapidly with an unusually fast heartbeat and restlessness.
Calendula Officinalis in Post-surgical cellulitis: Without a doubt, the best homeopathic solution for cellulitis that has come after surgical cuts is Calendula officinalis. This prescription acts productively as a corrective as well as a preventive measure for pus formation on the skin after the surgery.
Silicea for treating cellulitis when blisters show up on the skin: The homeopathic cure Silicea gives great results when blisters or sores are shaped on the skin in extreme cellulitis cases. These blisters are usually filled with pus, which is quite harmful if the blister bursts. Silicea is also used when there is fever with chills and perspiration.
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Cellulitis - Tips To Prevent It!

MD (Gold Medalist) Dermatology , DNB (Dermatology), MNAMS, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München Medizinische Fakultät
Dermatologist, Kolkata
Cellulitis - Tips To Prevent It!
Cellulitis is a common contagious bacterial skin infection marked by redness and swelling of the skin that feels tender and hot. It usually occurs when bacteria penetrate through a crack or a cut on the skin s surface. Although cellulitis can develop anywhere over the face or the body, it is your lower legs that are affected the most. It damages the tissues beneath the skin, spreading to the bloodstream and the lymph nodes. If left untreated, the infection might get aggravated and turn fatal.

Prevention:

In case of a recurrence, preventive antibiotics may be recommended by the doctor. Adopting the below mentioned precautionary measures can help:

1. Gently rinse the wound with soap and water on a daily basis, whenever you go in for a shower.

2. Apply an antibiotic ointment or a cream over the wound to get adequate protection.

3. Use a bandage to dress your wound and change it daily.

4. Watch out for signs of infections such as pain and redness and accordingly go for medical help.

5. People with diabetes often suffer from poor blood circulation. They require extra precautions in order to prevent any skin injury:

Minutely check for signs of injury, failing which you might be even more susceptible to infections.
Moisturize and lubricate your skin daily to prevent peeling and cracking.
Trim your toenails and fingernails carefully so that they do not injure the ambient skin.
Wear appropriate gloves and footwear to protect your feet and hands.
Treat any infection developing on the skin surface at the right time because they might be contagious. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dermatologist and ask a free question.
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How to Prevent Cellulitis: Remember These Tips!

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Chennai
How to Prevent Cellulitis: Remember These Tips!
Cellulitis is a common contagious bacterial skin infection marked by redness and swelling of the skin that feels tender and hot. It usually occurs when bacteria penetrate through a crack or a cut on the skin s surface. Although cellulitis can develop anywhere over the face or the body, it is your lower legs that are affected the most. It damages the tissues beneath the skin, spreading to the bloodstream and the lymph nodes. If left untreated, the infection might get aggravated and turn fatal.

Prevention:

In case of a recurrence, preventive antibiotics may be recommended by the doctor. Adopting the below mentioned precautionary measures can help:

Gently rinse the wound with soap and water on a daily basis, whenever you go in for a shower.
Apply an antibiotic ointment or a cream over the wound to get adequate protection.
Use a bandage to dress your wound and change it daily.
Watch out for signs of infections such as pain and redness and accordingly go for medical help.
People with diabetes often suffer from poor blood circulation. They require extra precautions in order to prevent any skin injury:

Minutely check for signs of injury, failing which you might be even more susceptible to infections.
Moisturize and lubricate your skin daily to prevent peeling and cracking.
Trim your toenails and fingernails carefully so that they do not injure the ambient skin.
Wear appropriate gloves and footwear to protect your feet and hands.
Treat any infection developing on the skin surface at the right time because they might be contagious.
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Cellulitis - How To Avert It?

MBBS, DNB - Dermatology & Venereology, FCPS - Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Nagpur
Cellulitis - How To Avert It?
Cellulitis is a serious bacterial infection that is characterized by red and swollen areas on the skin. The condition may spread quickly to other areas of the body. The most commonly affected areas of the body are the lower legs, although it affects other areas of the body as well.

The disease may affect either the outer layer of the skin or the tissues underneath your skin, from where it may spread to your bloodstream and the lymph nodes. If the condition is not treated on time, it may turn into a life-threatening one.

Symptoms:

You may experience inflammation and redness on your skin
The affected area may become tender and painful
The area may feel warm
Presence of skin rashes around the area
Pus-filled formations on the skin
The skin may have a tight and swollen appearance
You may run a fever
Feeling dizzy and fatigued if the condition turns serious
Causes:
This condition occurs when bacteria such as Streptococcus and Staphylococcus enter the body through cuts or cracks on the skin. Surgical incisions, cuts and insect bites are usually the causes of the infection. Some other risk factors include a weak immune system, diabetes and skin conditions such as eczema and athlete's foot.
The condition is treated by antibiotics. If oral medications do not work, then the medicine may be administered intravenously.

There are certain preventive measures which you can employ to minimize the risks of cellulitis:

If you have a wound or cut in the body, make sure to apply ointments that help in killing the germs.
Always wash your wounds with warm water and soap.
Apply bandage to the area to prevent exposure to dust and bacteria. Make sure that you replace the bandages on a regular basis.
On any sign of infection such as redness and pus drainage, consult a doctor.
Apply moisturizer on your skin to prevent cracks on the skin.
Take care while trimming your finger and toenails so as to not injure the skin around the nail.
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