cellulitis

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  • Tips to prevent cellulitis

    Tips to prevent cellulitis

    There is no single way to prevent cellulitis. Some precautions that may help to reduce the risk of developing cellulitis  include treating skin wounds promptly, keeping finger nails trimmed, washing  hands before treating or touching any wound on skin condition and keeping  skin well moisturised.

  • Symptoms of Cellulitis

    Symptoms of Cellulitis

    Signs and symptoms of cellulitis include redness, pain or tenderness, warm skin and swelling of skin in the affected area. In addition to local symptoms, some people may develop other signs and symptoms of infection such as fever, chills or shaking, fatigue, muscle aches or pain and general ill feeling.

  • Diagnosis of Cellulitis

    Diagnosis of Cellulitis

    Cellulitis can be diagnosed clinically (by taking history and physical examination) in most cases. Tests such as complete blood count, blood culture may be done to determine if the infection has spread to the blood.  If the diagnosis is doubtful, tests may be done to rule out other conditions  that cause similar symptoms.

  • Prognosis of Cellulitis

    Prognosis of Cellulitis

    Prognosis or outlook for cellulitis is good in most cases if it is diagnosed and treated promptly. Most cases respond well to 7 - 10 days of oral antibiotics. If the infection is severe or you have symptoms suggestive of spread of infection to blood or other parts of the body, you will be admitted to a hospital for treatment.

  • Treatment of Cellulitis

    Treatment of Cellulitis

    Cellulitis is caused by bacteria and therefore, your doctor will prescribe an antibiotic to treat the infection. Antibiotics can be given by mouth (orally) or intravenously (as an injection into a vein). If your symptoms are not severe, you will be given oral antibiotics for 7 days. If your symptoms are severe or there are symptoms suggestive of spread of infection to other parts of the body, you will be admitted to a hospital for treatment and will be given intravenous antibiotics.

  • Cellulitis: When to seek medical advice?

    Cellulitis: When to seek medical advice?

    Consult a doctor if you have any sign or symptom suggestive of cellulitis such as redness, pain or tenderness, warm skin and swelling of skin anywhere in the body. Consult a doctor immediately if you have any symptom (such as high fever, vomiting, generalised muscle aches and pains) that indicates that the infection has spread from your skin to other parts of your body such as your blood.

  • What is Cellulitis?

    What is Cellulitis?

    Cellulitis is a type of skin infection, which involves the deeper layers of the skin and the underlying tissue. Bacteria called group A streptococcus and staphylococcus are the most common cause of cellulitis. Skin at the affected site becomes red, hot, irritated and painful. Antibiotics are the primary treatment for cellulitis. It may be given orally or by an intravenous route.

  • Expected duration of Cellulitis

    Expected duration of Cellulitis

    The duration for which cellulitis may last depends on the extent of the cellulitis, the bacteria that caused the infection, your general health and treatment. Most people with cellulitis respond well to 7 - 10 days of oral antibiotics. Longer duration of treatment may be needed in people with severe infection or those who develop complications.

  • Cellulitis: When to seek medical advice?

    Cellulitis: When to seek medical advice?

    Consult a doctor if you have any sign or symptom suggestive of cellulitis such as redness, pain or tenderness, warm skin and swelling of skin anywhere in the body. Consult a doctor immediately if you have any symptom (such as high fever, vomiting, generalised muscle aches and pains) that indicates that the infection has spread from your skin to other parts of your body such as your blood.

  • Expected duration of Cellulitis

    Expected duration of Cellulitis

    The duration for which cellulitis may last depends on the extent of the cellulitis, the bacteria that caused the infection, your general health and treatment. Most people with cellulitis respond well to 7 - 10 days of oral antibiotics. Longer duration of treatment may be needed in people with severe infection or those who develop complications.

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