Cellulitis is an infection of the skin and underlying tissues that can affect any area of the body but it’s most common on exposed body parts, such as the face, arms, or lower legs.
Cellulitis at Leg
What are the symptoms of Cellulitis?
- Cellulitis, which is not contagious, usually begins as a small, inflamed area of pain, swelling, warmth, and redness on the skin
- As this red area begins to spread, the patient may begin to feel sick and develop a fever, sometimes with chills and sweats
- Swollen lymph nodes (commonly called swollen glands) are sometimes found near the area of infected skin
What are the causes of Cellulitis?
Staphylococcus and streptococcus bacteria are the most common causes of cellulitis.
Normal skin has many types of bacteria living on it. When there is a break in the skin, these bacteria can cause a skin infection. Skin in the infected area will become red, hot, irritated, and painful.
Treatments for Cellulitis
- Oral Anti-biotic
- IV Antibiotic
- Anti-inflammatory medications
- Pain relief medications
NOTE: It is very important to get treatment right away for cellulitis. If it is not treated, the bacteria can spread quickly through the body and cause sepsis, an extreme response by the body’s defense system. This can be deadly. Call us now at (65) 6471 2691 for an appointment – 24HR to get it checked.