Cellulitis

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What is cellulitis?

Cellulitis is an acute, spreading infection of the deep tissues of the skin and muscle that causes the skin to become warm and tender and may also cause fever, chills, swollen lymph nodes, and blisters.

Common symptoms reported by people with cellulitis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with cellulitis

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Doxylin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
cellulitis (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Pain (4) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Keflex)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
cellulitis (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
depressed mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)

Data from patients with cellulitis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with cellulitis

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Doxylin)
Perceived effectiveness
for cellulitis (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
cellulitis (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
Pain (4) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
blurry vision fibromyalgia 1 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
Pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Keflex)
Perceived effectiveness
for cellulitis (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
cellulitis (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding upset stomach
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
Pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
itchy skin
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
depressed mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
Pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
sleepiness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with cellulitis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has cellulitis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 16
30s 22
40s 61
50s 78
60s 68
70+ 18
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 4
20-29 years 13
30-39 years 15
40-49 years 23
50-59 years 23
60-69 years 4
70+ years 2

Sex

Distribution of sex

75% Female
25% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 107
Not Diagnosed 4

These charts show data from cellulitis patients who have completed their condition history
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