Cellulitis under plaques

Posted Thu 9 May 2019 11.26pm by Obtusegoose (edited Thu 9 May 2019 11.26pm by Obtusegoose)

Hi,

I recently developed an infection, that I assume to be cellulitis, underneath a plaque and some of the surrounding skin.

I went to the GP and they gave me a 7 day course of clarithromycin.

Has anyone had this issue before with plaques causing an infection?

Posted Fri 10 May 2019 6.13am by OhNo_NotAgain? (edited Sun 12 May 2019 1.09pm by OhNo_NotAgain?)

I have not personally had such an issue, but given that plaques can bleed, it does not seem at all unlikely to me that any of them could become a source or sources of infection.

When mine are bad, I use Oilatum Plus in an only-moderately warm bath, as it contains an antiseptic. I am sure that your GP or pharmacist ought to be able to help with advice.

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