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how does cellulitis start?

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Dr. Robyn Siperstein
16 years experience Dermatology
Any skin opening: Any skin opening from a bug bite to an injury or scratch can allow bacteria to penetrate into the skin and grow which is cellulitis.
Answered on Sep 23, 2018
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Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Many Causes: Cellulitis is an inflammation (red, hot swollen and tender) of the skin and soft tissues. It can be cause by many things such as bacteria, sunburn, vein disease and trauma all of which have different treatments. Depending on where it occurs and what is the cause, changes the treatment. If you keep having recurrences, the treatments are wrong, seek another opinion.
Answered on Sep 23, 2018
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Dr. Larry Lutwick
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Skin infection: Cellulitis is an infection of the skin manifest by redness, pain and swelling spreading in the skin. It is most commonly found on the lower extremity ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience LASIK Surgery
Cellulitis: Cellulitis = inflammation of the skin often due to bacterial infection.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
17 years experience Family Medicine
A skin infection: A skin infection.
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Dr. Mark Pack answered
30 years experience General Surgery
Inflammation: Cellulitis is redness and inflammation of the skin. Often associated with infection. May need treated with antibiotics. See your doctor.
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