A 36-year-old female asked:
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what is cellulitis?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Skin infection: Cellulitis is infection and inflammation (redness, tenderness, swelling) of the skin. When antibiotics are used, a bacterial skin infection goes away over a week, if the person is healthy and the bacteria are not resistant to the medication. Slow healing or persistent inflammation means a return visit to the doctor is needed, to see if there is another underlying condition for the infection.
Answered on Dec 12, 2017
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