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What is Cellulitis | Causes | Symptoms | Diagnosis Methodology | Risk Factors | Ayurvedic Treatment

Updated: Dec 14, 2021

What is Cellulitis?

Cellulitis is a serious bacterial infection characterized by red and swollen areas on the skin. The condition can spread rapidly to other areas of the body. The most commonly affected areas of the body are the lower legs, although it can also affect other areas of the body. It is an infection of the skin and subcutaneous tissue usually caused by group A streptococcus and staph aureus. It usually occurs near surgical wounds or cutaneous ulcers or, like erysipelas, can develop in apparently normal skin. Recurrent episodes of cellulitis may be accompanied by local anatomic abnormalities that compromise venous or lymphatic circulation. The boundaries in cellulitis are unclear.

What is Cellulitis | Causes | Symptoms | Diagnosis Methodology | Risk Factors | Ayurvedic Treatment

The disease can affect either the outer layer of the skin or the tissue beneath your skin, from where it can spread to your bloodstream and lymph nodes. If the condition is not treated on time, it can become life threatening.


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