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What could cause cellulitis to reoccur?

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Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care
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In brief: Whats the cause ??

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.

In brief: Whats the cause ??

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.
Dr. Michael Miller
Dr. Michael Miller
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In brief: Cellulitis reinfects

Reinfection from cellulitis may result from a small opening in the skin that gets reinfected from a simple scratch from your own nails! washing the legs with hibiclens or a similar cleaning agent, can prevent reinfections from occurring.

In brief: Cellulitis reinfects

Reinfection from cellulitis may result from a small opening in the skin that gets reinfected from a simple scratch from your own nails! washing the legs with hibiclens or a similar cleaning agent, can prevent reinfections from occurring.
Dr. Corinne Kauderer
Dr. Corinne Kauderer
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