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What causes cellulitis?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
3 doctors agree

In brief: Cellulitis

Cellulitis is an inflammation of the skin; the usual reference to this term is that the inflammation is caused from a bacterium. If the infection becomes overwhelming, the bacteria works it's way into the bloodstream resulting in sepsis.
We treat this condition with antibiotics.

In brief: Cellulitis

Cellulitis is an inflammation of the skin; the usual reference to this term is that the inflammation is caused from a bacterium. If the infection becomes overwhelming, the bacteria works it's way into the bloodstream resulting in sepsis.
We treat this condition with antibiotics.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Bacteria

Infection inside the skin with swelling and heat which requires oral antibiotics for 10 days.
Recurrences are possible .Treat any athletes foot infection to prevent recurrence.

In brief: Bacteria

Infection inside the skin with swelling and heat which requires oral antibiotics for 10 days.
Recurrences are possible .Treat any athletes foot infection to prevent recurrence.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Many causes

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: Many causes

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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