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Can cellulitis cause flu like symptoms?
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Dr. Jason Campbell
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not typically
Cellulitis is defined as a localized skin infection which should be diagnosed by warmth, redness, tenderness and possible swelling.
Flu like symptoms would include generalized body aches, fever, fatigue, and possible cough or congestion. Flu (influenza) is a virus while cellulitis is typically bacterial. However if cellulitis spreads to the blood then some flu like symptoms could be possible.

In brief: Not typically
Cellulitis is defined as a localized skin infection which should be diagnosed by warmth, redness, tenderness and possible swelling.
Flu like symptoms would include generalized body aches, fever, fatigue, and possible cough or congestion. Flu (influenza) is a virus while cellulitis is typically bacterial. However if cellulitis spreads to the blood then some flu like symptoms could be possible.
Dr. Jason Campbell
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Dr. Peter Wiggin
Wound care
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Systemic symptoms of cellulitis maybe from septicemia (blood infection) or the immune system response.
Nausea, vomiting and chills are typical with elevated temperature and blood pressure changes.

In brief: Yes
Systemic symptoms of cellulitis maybe from septicemia (blood infection) or the immune system response.
Nausea, vomiting and chills are typical with elevated temperature and blood pressure changes.
Dr. Peter Wiggin
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