Cellulitis is an infection under the skin. This may be treated by an infectious disease expert but it may be treated by a hospitalist, internal medicine of family practice doctor as well.
The main thing would be the need for imediate treatment.
You would likely need to be hospitalized initially as this type infection usually requires treatment with an IV antibiotic.
My primary care physician is in family practice - I will get the MRI results to her and see it that moves this forward. My rheumatologist (fibromyalgia) received MRI has well and is more available? Would that be appropriate as well?
The hospital phase typically needs to be a few days and then the patient may be treated with an oral antibiotic to completion.
Rheumatologists typically do not treat infections as often as Family Practice docotrs do. If you know that either are active in treating their patients in the hospitalthen this may be an expediant way to go.
These days often a patient may be referred to a hospitalist for admission of admision via the ER.
You might be a direct admit to a room or may need to go through the ER.
Either of your doctors would probably be able to help you along in the process though.
I;ve worked with hospitalist before as an in patient - the ER may be the best way to get there - I will try dr. first
Thank you! excellent info.
Right , as I noted the main thing is that you get started on treatment today.
You are very welcome. I wish you the best and a quick recovery.
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