This is a bacterial infection of the skin. It usually causes the skin to be swollen, red, hot and tender.
Cellulitis is a bacterial infection of the skin. It usually causes the skin to be swollen, red, hot and tender.
The skin normally provides protection against bacteria. However, when the protective layer of skin is “broken,” bacteria can enter and multiply. This is especially true if you have:
Some of the signs and symptoms of cellulitis include:
In most cases, the skin changes occur on one side of the body.
If you have symptoms of cellulitis, contact your healthcare provider. He or she will do a physical examination and ask questions about your medical history to determine the best course of treatment.
This care path includes the costs for inpatient evaluation and treatment of cellulitis, which may include antibiotics and dressing changes.
If you have signs of a skin infection, contact your healthcare provider.
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