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How do i know if i have cellulitis?

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Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
Redness: Cellulitis is a skin and subcutaneous tissue infection. This results in erythema (redness), tenderness, heat in the tissues. Fever and lymphangitic streaking. Requires antibiotic therapy, often IV antibiotics to treat.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 23 years experience
Itis... Inflamation: Cellulitis results in inflammation or infection of the soft tissue resulting in redness, swelling, and possible pain.

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A 60-year-old female asked:

How does a person know if they have cellulitis?

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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 37 years experience
Simply Complex: 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.
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What is cellulitis?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
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 and is caused mostly by group a strep or staph.

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