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Cellulitis (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Is cellulitis very contagious?

Is cellulitis very contagious?

Whats the cause ?: 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. ...Read more

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Is cellulitis contagious?

Is cellulitis contagious?

No: The cellulitis in not contagious although the bacteria that cause it are because the infection is not on the skin. ...Read more

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Is periorbital cellulitis contagious?

No: But make sure you are being treated as this can become a dangerous situation. ...Read more

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If someone has a problem using meth amphetamines could it cause them to get cellulitis. What would cause it? Needles? Is cellulitis contagious

If someone has a problem using meth amphetamines could it cause them to get cellulitis. What would cause it? Needles? Is cellulitis contagious

Yes: skin puncture can cause skin infections leading to abscess and/or cellulitis. It can be contagious if the needle is shared. Contaminated needles and drugs can also cause it ...Read more

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Child diagnosed with periorbital cellulitis a week ago and treated. Today I've the same symptoms. I thought it's not contagious? Something different?

Child diagnosed with periorbital cellulitis a week ago and treated. Today I've the same symptoms. I thought it's not contagious? Something different?

Periorbital cellulit: Periorbital cellulitis is an inflammation of the eyelid and skin around the eye. It is associated with infection of the sinuses or spread of infection elsewhere through the blood. Staph and Strep are common organisms. It is possible the organisms were resistant to the antibiotics or that persistence of the underlying condition caused a recurrence. ...Read more

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Is cellulitus contagious? What is cellulitus?

inflamed/infectd ? : Cellulitis is simply an inflammation (itis) of the skin. It can be due to an infectious cause such as bacteria but he basically is when the skin gets red, hot, swollen, and tender. Unless there is an open draining wound, it is very unlikely to be contagious since it is otherwise contained by the skin. It is important to identify the cause since antibiotics do not help with no infection. ...Read more

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Contagious (Definition)

One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more