Collection: Cellulitis

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Cellulitis is an infection of the skin caused when the skin suffers a crack, cut, blister, burn, insect bite, wound (like from surgery) or needle injection, and bacteria, either those already existing on your skin, or others, get under the skin and cause an infection. The two most common bacterial causes of Cellulitis are Streptococcus and Staphylococcus. 

Symptoms of Cellulitis include:

  • A red, possibly patchy area of skin
  • Swelling
  • A hot, tender feeling around the infected area

While Cellulitis is not contagious, it may recur by circulating in your lymphatic system ( a key component of your immune system) and appear following a fever as a bumpy red spot, called Erysipelas. Erysipelas is bumpy because now a deeper layer of skin is infected, and air from the bacteria is creating raised pockets of skin (like yeast with bread). Erysipelas can develop into chronic Cellulitis, continually recurring after circulating through your lymph nodes; this is why it's important to strengthen your immune system.