I am the person that posted that to you. Yes, with the cellulitis you can develop blisters on your legs that will break open and weep and you can have fluid to actually seep thru the skin, it has to have some place to go once those legs swell so much. This very thing has happened to me. I have been put in the hospital at complete bedrest for IV antibiotics and the legs have to be elevated higher than your heart. In addition you need a diuretic to help get the excess fluid off of your body. My first stint in the hospital was for 8 days which is unheard of this day and time plus another 18 days of IV antibiotics. The dr examined me and found a tiny cut or he thought it was a cut and this was the source of infection for the cellulitis to set up. Actually, it a sore from psoriasis not a cut. I have been fighting t his battle since Dec of 07.
You need a strong antibiotic to fight cellulitis infections. As a rule most of the oral ones are just not strong enough to kill the infection off. Now, when it hits, I go to the dr early and get put on IV antiboiotics as an outpatient to avoid a hospital stay.
Cellulitis infections start out with redness, heat in the affected area, the skin becomes very tight and shiny, swelling, blisters, running a temperature. skin weeping and an incredible amount of pain. My problems are limited to the lower legs but I have had my entire leg swell up from the toes to the top of my leg. My legs look like I have a constant sunburn and will always peel after the fever has gone out of my legs.
I have severe psoriasis and my feet have constant open raw sores that we cannot get to heal up. This is the culprit of the cellulitis infections setting in on nearly a monthly basis. I had a severe outbreak of psoriasis last Aug and since then my feet have yet to heal up and I have lost count of how many cellulitis infections I have had. I did a round of IV meds in Jan & Dec and so on. It is said that for many people once they start having cellulitis infections many times they keep reoccurring-so far that has been true with me. This is something that requires close medical attention and should never be ignored.
If you have any questions please post them. If I can answer them for you I will be glad to.
crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & psoriasis and psoratic arthritis. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 17 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.