Question by  sharon63 (520)

What can you tell me about cellulitis in my arm after chemo?


Answer by  quisqualis (1756)

Cellulitis is an infection of the flesh. Chemotherapy is not supposed to cause this. You should contact your oncologist if you think you have it.


Answer by  primatefreak (1616)

Chemotherapy destroys cancer cells, but unfortunately destroys some healthy cells too. Cellulitis is an infection of deep subcutaneous tissue. This is common in patients with a weakened immune system as in HIV/Aids, cancer, chemotherapy and diabetes. Treatment will be decided by your physician based on the severity. Antibiotics are the typical course of treatment. Notify doctor at next chemo visit.


Answer by  LauraCalico (278)

Cellulitis is a fairly common infection. Generally, it is easily treated with oral antibiotics. However, those with weakened immune systems may need stronger treatment. This may require a stay at the hospital.


Answer by  Travis404607 (3916)

Chemotherapy drugs are basically toxins, so they can cause a large number of reactions throughout the body. Cellulitis is an inflammatory response.


Answer by  Jalex (104)

I do not know what cellulitis is. It could be a minor or even severe reaction to chemotherapy. You might want to look it up.

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