Cellulitis is an acute infection of the skin and the tissues beneath the skin. Most often, cellulitis develops on the face, arm, or legs.
Signs & Symptoms
A bacterial infection causes cellulitis. Bacteria usually enter the skin layers through a break in the skin, such as a cut or other wound.
Antibiotics are given by mouth or through an IV. This depends on how serious the infection is. Medicine may be needed to relieve pain.
Questions to Ask
Are any of these signs present with an existing skin wound?
Are any of these signs of an infection present?
Self-Care / Prevention
To Prevent Cellulitis
To Treat Cellulitis