An acute, spreading infection of the deep tissues of the skin and muscle that causes the skin to become warm and tender and may also cause fever, chills, swollen lymph nodes, and blisters.

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Cellulitis Symptoms

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Signs and symptoms
... Cellulitis may result in skin that is: Red Swollen Tender Warm The changes in your skin may be accompanied by a fever. Over time, the area of redness tends to expand. Small red spots may appear on top...
Source: MayoClinic

Causes
... Cellulitis occurs when one or more types of bacteria enter through a crack or break in your skin. The two most common types of bacteria that cause cellulitis are streptococcus and staphylococcus. Alth...
Source: MayoClinic

Cellulitis Prevention

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Prevention
... To help prevent cellulitis and other infections, follow these measures any time you have a skin wound: Wash your wound daily with soap and water. Do this gently as part of your normal bathing. Apply a...
Source: MayoClinic

Cellulitis Treatment

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Complications
... This reddened skin or rash may signal a deeper, more serious infection of the inner layers of skin. Once below the skin, the bacteria can spread rapidly, entering the lymph nodes and the bloodstream a...
Source: MayoClinic

Treatment
... Your doctor may prescribe an oral antibiotic to treat cellulitis. You''ll likely recheck with your doctor one to two days after starting an antibiotic, and take it for about 10 days. In most cases, si...
Source: MayoClinic

Cellulitis Other

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Cellulitis and Your Child
... What is cellulitis? Cellulitis is a bacterial infection of the skin and surrounding tissue. It occurs most commonly around areas of broken skin, such as wounds, bug bites, or scrapes, but it can also ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Group A Streptococcal Infections
... Overview Group A streptococcal infections are caused by group A streptococcus, a bacterium responsible for a variety of health problems. These infections can range from mild skin infection or sore thr...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

   

Cellulitis Articles

  • Group A Streptococcal Infections
    ... OVERVIEW Group A streptococcal infections are caused by group A streptococcus, a bacterium responsible for a variety of health problems. These infections can range from mild skin infection or sore thr...