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Cellulitis of right ear and swollen antitragus
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jszaradowski posted:
I recently had cellulitis of my right ear again. the last time I had it was march 2013. Both times I went to Walgreen's and doc said I had cellulitis of the ear(Skin infection). Both times was on cephalexin 250mg for 10 days. I went to doc July 24, and my anitragus still has a sore on it that keeps scabbing up and I always want to pick it off, and when I do it bleeds a little. is this a good thing?

How can I fix this, and how can I keep my right ear from getting cellulitis again?
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Mohiba K Tareen, MD responded:
A few things could be going on:
1. You may have a pathogen causing your cellulitis that is not treated with cephalexin. Given the repeated episodes, you should have a bacterial culture.

2. You may no longer have cellulits. You may have an inflammatory condition of the skin such as psoriasis.

Have you been evaluated by a dermatologist?
Dr. Mohiba Tareen
Tareen Dermatology, Roseville, Minn
Castle Connoly's America's Top Cosmetic Dermatologists
Adjunct Assistant Professor Univ of MN Dept of Dermatology
www.TareenDermatology.com


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