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  • 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.

  • 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.

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