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I am just curious if skin rash and cellulitis are the same infection?

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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care
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In brief: What's 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. A rash usually involves skin.

In brief: What's 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. A rash usually involves skin.
Dr. Michael Miller
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology

In brief: First of all...

..."skin rash" is redundant; you can't get a rash on your heart or kidney or hair -- only on your skin.
Cellulitis is one type of infection of the skin, causing a rash and pain/tenderness. There are hundreds of other kinds of rashes, very few of which are infections.

In brief: First of all...

..."skin rash" is redundant; you can't get a rash on your heart or kidney or hair -- only on your skin.
Cellulitis is one type of infection of the skin, causing a rash and pain/tenderness. There are hundreds of other kinds of rashes, very few of which are infections.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
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