What is Cellulitis?
Cellulitis is a common serious bacterial infection of the skin. Cellulitis appears as a red swollen area on the skin that feels hot and soft, and can spread quickly. The skin on the lower legs is most commonly affected, although cellulitis can occur anywhere on the body or face.
Cellulitis can only affect the surface of the skin or can also affect tissue under the skin which can spread to lymph nodes and blood flow. If left untreated, the infection can spread quickly. Therefore, it is important to seek medical treatment immediately if cellulitis symptoms occur. Call cellulitis specialist clinic at 64762106 for immediate treatment.
Causes of Cellulitis
Cellulitis occurs when one or more types of bacteria enter through a gap in the skin. The two most common types of bacteria that cause cellulitis are streptococcus and staphylococcus. The more serious incidence of staphylococcus infection is called methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
Although cellulitis can occur anywhere on the body, the most common location is the lower leg. Areas of the skin that are often disrupted, such as those who have had the last surgery, wounds, stab wounds, ulcers, or dermatitis. Because in that section is the most likely area for bacteria to enter. Some types of insect bites or spiders can also transmit bacteria. Dry areas, flaky skin can also be an entry point for bacteria.
Symptoms of Cellulitis
Possible cellulitis signs and symptoms include: Redness, Swelling, Soft, Pain, Warm, Fever. Changes to the skin may be accompanied by fever. Over time, reddish areas tend to expand. Small red spots may appear on reddened skin.
Treatment for Cellulitis
According to our cellulitis specialist clinic, Cellulitis treatment may involve prescribing oral antibiotics. It is necessary to consult the doctor again if after 1-3 days of starting antibiotics to ensure that the infection responds to treatment. Consumption of antibiotics is usually up to 14 days. In most cases, the signs and symptoms of cellulitis disappear after a few days. Depending on the symptoms, sometimes daily intravenous antibiotic may also be recommended.
If within a few days after taking antibiotics is still widespread or if you have a high fever, you may need to be hospitalised and receive antibiotics through a vein (intravenously). Usually, doctors prescribe drugs that are effective against both streptococci and staphylococci. Our Cellulitis Specialist Clinic will choose antibiotics according to the patient’s condition.
Call us at 64762106 or SMS 84998384 for an appointment with our cellulitis specialist clinic for effective treatment cellulitis (skin infection) lower leg and other area.