THANKS for respondingI've had cellulitis before, several times, but it wasn't related to my diabetes - it was all years before I was ever diagnosed. I never needed antibiotics, but I also took notice as soon as any fevered red place would develop. I would hot pack it several times a day, and took ibuprofen every eight hours to reduce inflammation. That's all I got - sorry I can't be more help, Pat.
I had cellulitis and that is how my diabetes was diagnosed or it led to the diagnosis of my diabetes. One thing is if the cellulitis is not improving then your husband will need a different antibiotic. If you see the cellulitis rash decreasing then the antibiotic working. If the rash is spreading or getting worse then the antibiotic needs to be changed. Cellulitis is no fun. I have permanent damage to the skin on my right leg as a result.Hello;Iam joining,because my hubby,has Diabetes.He,got his 1st Cellulitis rash,a wk ago.His Dr. had him on antibodics.Then,rash spread.Had to go to ER.He's home,now.I,wondered how long will it take for this to go away? Going back to Dr today. Pat
I'm sorry your husband has cellulitis. I have had cellulitis in my left leg five times in the last 4 years. It is very important that you have him see the Doctor at the "first" sign of redness, warm feeling of the skin, or swelling of the area. The sooner that I started antibiotics the better my leg would feel. The rash part of my leg got better after about 3 weeks. The Doctor thinks my cellulitis was caused by a nick in the skin on my leg from shaving. I was also advised to sit with my leg elevated if the pain was severe.Hello;Iam joining,because my hubby,has Diabetes.He,got his 1st Cellulitis rash,a wk ago.His Dr. had him on antibodics.Then,rash spread.Had to go to ER.He's home,now.I,wondered how long will it take for this to go away? Going back to Dr today. Pat
Well;months later,my hubby,asked for blood test&leg or ankle infection still,here!Going to foot Dr in morning. PatPat,
Keep in mind that everyone is different, but my first symptom was the very warm, red spot on my skin. The rash was second and then the swelling. Encourage him to keep his blood sugar in his target range as this helps with the healing process too. And Yes, it is scary. I hope both of you are feeling better now.
If your doctor asked you to come back for a re-check, please try to keep that appointment. Also, my doctor suggested to me to apply lotion or cream at night as dry skin can give cellulitis an opportunity to flare up again. Glad your pain is getting better.I have it now, first time ever. No onset just woke to the pain at 3 am. It is on the top of my foot, on ibuprofin and two antibiotics. Today is dat 3of meds and Inam able to wear a sock and shoe again. The redness is susiding and swelling is < 50%. MD says 10 days for healing.