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Doctor insights on: Handling Cellulitis Condition

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Is cellulitis an infectious disease?

Is cellulitis an infectious disease?

Infection: Yes. Cellulitis is an infection. Usually a bacterial infection. It is usually not contagious to others. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Miller
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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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What sort of disease is cellulitis?

What sort of disease is cellulitis?

Skin disorder: Redness and swelling of the skin, commonly infectious in origin. ...Read more

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What is the difference in the appearance of cellulitis and an auto immune disorder?

What is the difference in the appearance of cellulitis and an auto immune disorder?

Great difference: Cellulitis is an infection of the deeper layers of skin causing infected areas to look red and swollen and to feel painful and hot. Causes of cellulitis include streptococcus bacteria. Autoimmune cause abnormally low activity or over activity of the immune system. Autoimmune diseases hamper immune response and there is usually no immune response as with cellulitis. ...Read more

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Painful swelling of mrs.Rajashree mohanty’s legs from knee joints to feet(both legs) the disease started first with cellulitis of left leg about 6to 7?

Painful swelling of mrs.Rajashree mohanty’s legs from knee joints to feet(both legs)
the disease started first with cellulitis of left leg about 6to 7?

Mrs. Mohanty: Needs to see a doctor. There are many reasons why legs can swell. The concern is the fact she has pain. Many people with swollen legs do not complain of pain rather tired legs, a heaviness etc. Due to t he fact there is pain this should be checked out. As you stated the swelling itself appears to have been there a while. ...Read more

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How does cellulitis start?

How does cellulitis start?

Any skin opening: Any skin opening from a bug bite to an injury or scratch can allow bacteria to penetrate into the skin and grow which is cellulitis. ...Read more

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How can cellulitis spread?

How can cellulitis spread?

Bloodstream: Bacteria can spread through the blood throughout the body potentially in rare cases becoming a serious whole body infection. ...Read more

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How do you treat cellulitis?

How do you treat cellulitis?

Streaking infection: Cellulitis may appear as a small streak over the skin due to an infection or it may appear as redness surrounding an infection. The skin can get red and streaks can appear to and from a wound. Skin may get cellulitis from a simple scratch with dirty fingernails. Be careful and avoid this by washing your hands and stop scratching your skin. ...Read more

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