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Cellulitis

Information about Cellulitis

We Have to Know about the Cellulitis

  • Bacterial infection of the soft tissues which occurs on the face and lower legs

Could be dangerous, if the answer is YES for any one of the following questions

Causes of Cellulitis

  • Entry of bacteria from the break in the skin

Do’s and Don’ts of Cellulitis

  • Avoid skin breaks by wearing appropriate protective equipment
  • Keep any skin breaks clean

Signs & Symptoms of Cellulitis

  • Skin redness
  • Tight, glossy, stretched appearance of the skin
  • Pain
  • Fever and chills, shaking, warm skin, sweating, fatigue, muscle aches, and a general ill-feeling
  • Nausea and vomiting, joint stiffness and hair loss at the site of the infection

Medical advice for Cellulitis

  • If new symptoms develop such as persistent fever, drowsiness, lethargy, blistering over the cellulitis or extension of the red streaks

Risk factors of Cellulitis

Any break in the skin caused by insect bites, stings, animal or human bites

  • A history of peripheral vascular disease, diabetes mellitus, ischemic ulcers or recent cardiovascular, lung, or dental surgery
  • Use of immunosuppressive or corticosteroid medications

Treatment for Cellulitis

  • Medications
  • Elevating the affected area and applying warm, moist compresses

Self-care for Cellulitis

Investigations for Cellulitis

  • A complete blood count
  • A blood culture
Do’s and Don’ts of Cellulitis
Entry of bacteria from the break in the skin