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Can bug bites turn into cellulitis?

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Dr. James Neiburger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Insect bites may become contaminated with bacteria from the skin through scratching or from the bite itself.
This may lead to a soft tissue infection at the bite site called cellulitis. Your physician may prescribe an antibiotic as well as local skin care as indicated.

In brief: Yes

Insect bites may become contaminated with bacteria from the skin through scratching or from the bite itself.
This may lead to a soft tissue infection at the bite site called cellulitis. Your physician may prescribe an antibiotic as well as local skin care as indicated.
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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care

In brief: Many Causes

Yes but, 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. With repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong.

In brief: Many Causes

Yes but, 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. With repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong.
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