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Cellulitis Symptoms

Cellulitis
Cellulitis

Cellulitis is a common but serious bacterial skin infection that affects the skin leaving it feeling inflamed and very warm when touched. Cellulitis is an infection that can affect any part of the body like the face, arms, and legs. Though it does not transmit from person to person but if this skin infection is left untreated it can even spread to the lymph nodes and bloodstream and become a life-threatening infection.

Symptoms
Symptoms

Typically, cellulitis affects one side of the body. Below are some warning signs and symptoms of cellulitis.

More serious cellulitis symptoms include:

Causes
Causes

Cellulitis is caused when bacteria, most commonly streptococcus, enter through a crack in the skin. Cellulitis can occur anywhere on the body, but the most common known location is the lower leg. Bacteria are most likely to enter the body through broken, dry, flaky, or swollen skin, such as through a

Diagnosis
Diagnosis

Cellulitis can most likely be identified by assessing the patients skin. To help rule out other disorders, the doctor might recommend you to have a blood test or other testing.

A physical examination can help identify:

Your doctor may want to keep an eye on the affected area for a few days to check if the coloring and swelling have spread, depending on the severity of your symptoms. 

Treatment
Treatment

For the treatment of Cellulitis the healthcare provider will prescribe oral antibiotics. The healthcare expert will assess how the medication is responding. Below are some treatment options for Cellulitis:-