Disease: Cellulitis

    Cellulitis facts
    • Cellulitis is a spreading bacterial infection of the skin and tissues beneath the skin.
    • Staphylococcus and Streptococcus are the types of bacteria that are usually responsible for cellulitis, although many types of bacteria can cause the condition.
    • Sometimes cellulitis appears in areas where the skin has broken open, such as the skin near ulcers or surgical wounds.
    • Symptoms and signs include redness, tenderness, swelling, and warmth of the affected area.
    • Cellulitis is not contagious.
    • Cellulitis is treated with oral or intravenous antibiotics.

      Source: http://www.rxlist.com

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