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is cellulitis serious?

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Dr. Corinne Kauderer
35 years experience Wound care
Cellulitis is severe: Cellulitis is an infection. If you are healthy, the infection usually will improve once treatment begins. However, if neglected it can be serious and can spread systemically. Go see hour doctor or other health professional and get an antibiotic for the infection.
Answered on Jan 27, 2020
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Dr. Dean Giannone
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 and possibly deadly (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 Jan 27, 2020

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