Cellulitis is a bacterial skin infection, and while it is relatively common, it can become a potentially serious condition if left untreated. Cellulitis presents itself as an inflamed, red patch of skin and can appear anywhere on the body. Although it is not contagious, cellulitis can spread rapidly throughout the infected dermis including its underlying tissue and bloodstream.
The infected area often causes pain and may lead to a feeling of weakness and fever.
Cellulitis can affect anyone of any age, gender, or ethnicity.
Cellulitis usually occurs due to puncture wounds, abrasions, cuts or even insect bites that penetrate the dermis and allow bacteria to enter the deeper layers of the skin. Bacteria such as staphylococcus and streptococcus are the most common causes of cellulitis and can quickly infect broken skin.
Conditions that can hasten or induce cellulitis include but are not limited to blisters, tattoos, dry skin, eczema, pregnancy, obesity, and diabetes.
Signs of cellulitis include red, inflamed patches of skin; pain; fever; blistering; and leaking fluid or pus. Advanced or severe cases of cellulitis may exhibit swollen lymph nodes around the infected areas, hair loss around the infection, nausea and vomiting.
If any of these symptoms are exhibited it is highly recommended that the infected person visit a trained physician and receive a proper diagnosis.
Rest is a top priority treatment for cellulitis; it is also important to elevate the infected area at a level above the heart. Prescription oral antibiotics are often necessary and are usually highly effective against streptococci and staphylococci.
Healthpointe has top-of-the-line physicians who are trained to provide treatment for cellulitis and its associated symptoms.
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