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can recurrance of cellulitis be prevented by surgically removing the scar tissue?

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Dr. Michael Miller
36 years experience Wound care
Not usually a cause: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender) . It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria. If you have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong.
Answered on Feb 2, 2014

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