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A 43-year-old member asked:

my fiance believes he has cellulitis. how can he know for sure?

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Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 36 years experience
Hot red ask a DR: cellulitis is an inflammation of the skin it may be caused by infection or other things but it will be red painful and hot to the touch it may or may not have drainage too ask a doctor
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
See doctor: If it is cellulitis he will need an antibbiotic and possibly have it drained if abscess formation.
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 33 years experience
He's on HealthTap 2!: Maybe he checked with a doctor on HealthTap without you knowing? And you thought all he was interested in was sitting around the house all Sunday-Thursday watching NFL games--- and of course, thanking you for the delicious Nachos and Salsa for him and his friends! LOL! I agree with Dr. Minich...if his diagnosis is right then, he should have that verified by a doc and get started on treatment.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

What exactly is cellulitis? How do you get it?

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Dr. Vadim Glukh
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
Infection: it is usually a diagnosis of infection of the soft tissues with specific body response such as increased swelling, redness, possibly and abscess, fever, chills, and pain in the area involved.
A 51-year-old member asked:

What is cellulitis? How do you get it?

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Dr. Kelvin Barry
Podiatry 17 years experience
Infection: cellulitis is a infection in the skin and tissue beneath the skin, caused by bacteria and sometimes by fungus. Staphylococcus and Streptococcus are the types of bacteria that are usually responsible for cellulitis, although many types of bacteria can cause the condition. ◾Symptoms and signs include redness, tenderness, swelling, and warmth of the affected area.
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A 26-year-old female asked:

What is cellulitis? is there a cure for it

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Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Ceullitis: is a bacterial infection of the skin and superficial soft tissues. It may present as redness, warmth, pain and or fever. Oral antibiotics usually are the treatment of choice.
A 50-year-old member asked:

Can there be a deformation after recovering from cellulitis?

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Dr. Nima Moghaddas
Podiatry 28 years experience
Depends : On if u r cellulitis is associated with a wound or laceration. .if u have cellulitis without break in the skin, it should heal without any scarring.
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A 32-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: Cellulitis?

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Dr. Scott Grover
General Surgery 26 years experience
Skin infection: Cellulitis is an infection of the skin characterized by erythema (red), Edema(swelling), warmth, and tenderness. It usually spreads with visually indistinct borders that involve the skin and subcutaneous tissues

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