A 56-year-old member asked:
what is cellulitis?
4 doctor answers
Dr. Jay Bradley answered
17 years experience LASIK Surgery
Cellulitis: Cellulitis = inflammation of the skin often due to bacterial infection.
Answered on Jul 18, 2017
Dr. Michael Miller answered
35 years experience Wound care
inflammed/infectd ?: 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 Dec 10, 2013
Dr. Dean Giannone answered
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Cellulitis.: Cellulitis is a bacterial infection of the skin. It's superficial and treatable with antibiotics, either topical or oral. Some infections can be very severe (MRSA), so don't take cellulitis lightly. See a doctor if you have symptoms of redness, warmth and tenderness of an area of your skin, especially if you have fever, chills or sweats.
Answered on Jul 27, 2018
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Cellulitis: Cellulitis is infection of skin and underneath subcutaneous tissue caused by bacteria commonly due to staphylococcus or streptococcus. http://patient.info/doctor/cellulitis-and-erysipelas-pro
Answered on May 18, 2017
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