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What can increase the risks of getting cellulitis?

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Dr. Erik McClain
Internal Medicine

In brief: Skin infections

Hi ATaylor, cellulitis is a superficial infection of the skin.
It is usually treated with antibiotics. It is not a chronic disease. There may be other health problems that can cause it to recur such as diabetes, obesity, poor circulation, steroid use, chronic swelling, open sores, and unclean skin. Addressing those issues should help keep it from coming back. Hope that helps.

In brief: Skin infections

Hi ATaylor, cellulitis is a superficial infection of the skin.
It is usually treated with antibiotics. It is not a chronic disease. There may be other health problems that can cause it to recur such as diabetes, obesity, poor circulation, steroid use, chronic swelling, open sores, and unclean skin. Addressing those issues should help keep it from coming back. Hope that helps.
Dr. Erik McClain
Dr. Erik McClain
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In brief: Risky cellulitis

To increase your risk of getting cellulitis may mean that you don't wash your hands, you touch open wounds and sores with your bare hands, you constantly scratch your self and you are careless.
However, some people who are immune compromised may get it just because they are more susceptible to getting it. Prevention is always better than cure.

In brief: Risky cellulitis

To increase your risk of getting cellulitis may mean that you don't wash your hands, you touch open wounds and sores with your bare hands, you constantly scratch your self and you are careless.
However, some people who are immune compromised may get it just because they are more susceptible to getting it. Prevention is always better than cure.
Dr. Corinne Kauderer
Dr. Corinne Kauderer
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology

In brief: Athletes foot

The bacteria that cause cellulitis get into the skin through a caack on the soles of the feet or between the toes.

In brief: Athletes foot

The bacteria that cause cellulitis get into the skin through a caack on the soles of the feet or between the toes.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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