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What is cellulitis?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
4 doctors agree

In brief: Skin infection

Cellulitis is an infection of the skin manifest by redness, pain and swelling spreading in the skin.
It is most commonly found on the lower extremity and is caused mostly by group a strep or staph.

In brief: Skin infection

Cellulitis is an infection of the skin manifest by redness, pain and swelling spreading in the skin.
It is most commonly found on the lower extremity and is caused mostly by group a strep or staph.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Dr. Larry Lutwick
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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care
2 doctors agree

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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Dr. David Hardin
Wound care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Infection

Infection and inflammation of the skin including the subcutaneous layers.

In brief: Infection

Infection and inflammation of the skin including the subcutaneous layers.
Dr. David Hardin
Dr. David Hardin
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry

In brief: Have it evaluated.

Cellulitis is an inflammation or infection of the soft tissue.
Cellulitis can lead to complications if not treated appropriately. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.

In brief: Have it evaluated.

Cellulitis is an inflammation or infection of the soft tissue.
Cellulitis can lead to complications if not treated appropriately. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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