Cellulitis Is Causing My Skin to Peel?

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Has anyone on here ever had cellulitis and then when it started clearing up your skin peeled? I have lymphodema in my legs and got cellulitis a few months ago. It spread over both legs, my upper arms and one inner thigh. When I got through with my antibiotics my skin started peeling badly. That took a few weeks to stop.


Now I am getting cellulitis again and guess I am going to have to get back on antibiotics. Has anyone else ever been throughy this and know what I can do to stop the cellulitis and the peeling? Thanks for any help you can give me.

By christi from Paducah, KY

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June 11, 20090 found this helpful

I had Cellulitis is Febuary and a sweet nurse told me to try Corn Huskers Lotion on my leg. I did and it helped so much. You might try it and see if it works for you too. I got the lotion at Wal-Marts but I am sure you can find it at other stores too.


I tried so many things but this is what worked the best. It has made my hands smooth too. Good luck!

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June 7, 20170 found this helpful

I got selulitis on my left leg but i just got back from hospital but my foot is gone so dark i was antibiotic drip for 8days plse help me my swell isa bit better

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June 11, 20090 found this helpful

Thanks so much butterflytouch, I will get some tomorrow.

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June 12, 20090 found this helpful

You are very much welcome! Please let me know how it works for you!

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June 12, 20090 found this helpful

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PS: Store lotions etc. are loaded w/chemicals & may not have a good effect for you vs another, plus it's simply just bad for your blood. What goes on the skin goes directly into your bloodstream, think about that. Avoid antibiotics, this is your bodies job.

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June 12, 20090 found this helpful

Just happened to have my last series of antibiodics yesterday for cellulitis in my foot and ankle caused by four spider bites and happened because my immune system has been compromised since recent diagnosis of Acute Bronchitis and borderline stage 2/3 Emphysema :-( I didn't get the peeling skin like you did but it sure has itched :-(


From what I found out, cellulitis is a staph infection and once you get it, you are susceptible to get it for the rest of your life. It remains in and compromises your immune system.

The best way to help make sure it does not recur is to be clean, clean, clean! Wash your hands often, use sanitary wipes on any public door knob, grocery cart, etc. If you get a bug bite or even a scatch, wash, sanitize and apply antibiodic oinment immediately!

At the first sign of possible recurrance of cellulits don't walk but run to your doctor or nearest emergency room. Cellulitis/staph is life threatening!

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June 12, 20090 found this helpful

I was going to say it sounds like an immune system problem, and repeated antibiotics just help underlying issues to keep attacking. You might try white vinegar spread & rubbed into the infected area. Candida often surrounds staff infections, causing them to be hard to control. Killing the candida with vinegar on the skin & acidifying your stomach will help.


Antibiotics only help candida to prosper, so it's a vicious circle, & it can take more & stronger antibiotics to control infections as time goes on. Check out candida symptoms & c if anything sounds like any thing you've suffered from. The thing with candida is, it keeps popping up in various ways & health issues.

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June 12, 20090 found this helpful

Thanks for everyones advice and I will be following up on this. I really dont want to be on antibiotics for the rest of my life.

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June 14, 20090 found this helpful

Have had cellulitis numerous times on my leg and ankle, caused by bacteria entering via break in skin from psorriasis. 7-10 days in hospital on iv antibiotics several times. Dermatologist had hospital get me Lubriderm cream and applied it twice a day. The celluitis burns your skin and it will stay red forever, but the cream kept it from peeling for me.

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June 15, 20090 found this helpful

I guess that's what happened! Thanks

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July 11, 20180 found this helpful

I was hospitalized for cellulitis, on IV drugs and treated for hyperglycemia. Don't know if it's related to the diabetes. I've been on Keflex but dr had me stop unless it gets hot or redder and doesn't improve lower legwas really swollen. Now it's a matter of wear I g compression stockings daily, and elevating my leg st bedtime- easier said than done.
Skin felt hard along calf. Now it's pealing. What are you using on the leg or wherever ?

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November 26, 20180 found this helpful

I have repeated attacks of cellulitis...I had a total knee replacement 4 yrs ago...and about 1 yr afterwards,I got my first bout of cellulitis...I usually get it every 3 or 4 months...Ive been hospitalized on one occasion...I take anti biotics as soon as it comes on...Im usually really poorly the first couple of days...(i get a fever and feel hot and cold. ) simalar to flu symtons. My leg then gets very RED,PAINFUL..and im usually on my anti biotics for a week...after a couple of weeks my skin peels . It usually takes a couple of weeks to go. At the beginning of a cellulitis bout...i have oain in my groin...seems like in my lymph glands.

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