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What Causes Cellulitis
Reinfected: Usually it is re-infection not re-occurrence. For example, when a person developed cellulitis on lower legs, he/she might have fungal infection involving feet, toe webs or toes. The fungal infection causes open wound in those areas. Later, bactiriae might enter these channels, reaching lower legs and developing the cellulitis again. The fungal infection should be treated in the first palce. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many causes: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
One cousing said he had something called well's syndrome (eosinophilic cellulitis?). What causes it?
Wells Syndrome: Wells syndrome (eosinophilic cellulitis) is an uncommon condition of unknown etiology. The presentation usually involves a mildly pruritic or tender cellulitis-like eruption with typical histologic features characterized by edema, flame figures, and a marked infiltrate of eosinophils in the dermis.Papular and nodular eruptions at the clinical presentation have also been reported. ...Read more
Yes: But not commonly so. Cellulitis is an infection in the skin. The most common bacterial types causing cellulitis are strep and staph. Antibiotics are used to treat cellulitis and many cases are treated on an outpatient basis. Severe cases of cellulitis are treated in the hospical with intravenous (IV) antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Find the cause: Cellulitis is an inflammation (red, hot swollen and tender) of the skin and soft tissues. It can be cause by many things such as bacteria, sunburn, vein disease and trauma all of which have different treatments. Depending on where it occurs and what is the cause, changes the treatment. If you keep having recurrences, the treatments are wrong, seek another opinion. Death usually does not occur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not directly: Fleabites directly do not cause cellulitis. However there is surrounding inflammation which can become itchy and if you scratch these bites you can transfer the bacteria from your nails into the flea bite. This can then become infected and cause cellulitis ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cellulitis: Cellulitis occurs when one or more types of bacteria enter through a crack or break in your skin. The two most common types of bacteria that are causes of cellulitis are streptococcus and staphylococcus. The incidence of a more serious staphylococcus infection called methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is increasing. Yes, the biopsy site could have become infected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cellulitis: The majority of cellulitis infections are caused by infection with either strep (streptococcus) or staph (staphylococcus) bacteria. The most common bacteria that cause cellulitis are beta-hemolytic streptococci (groups a, b, c, g, and f). A form of rather superficial cellulitis caused by strep is called erysipelas. However, MRSA cellulitis is on the rise. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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