Cellulitis is a bacterial infection that occurs in the deeper tissues of the skin. It is typically caused by a staphylococcus or streptococcus strain, but it can be caused by other bacterial strains too. It is usually not serious if treated quickly, but it can become potentially dangerous if it spreads to the bloodstream and spreads to the lymph nodes. Understanding cellulitis and its warning signs can help you get relief quickly and avoid developing a serious life-threatening condition. Here is what you need to know about cellulitis.
Cellulitis is caused by injuries to the skin that allow bacteria to enter. Injuries that allow the bacteria to enter include cuts, scrapes, insect bites, surgical incisions, or any other type of break in the skin. It can also be caused by conditions such as eczema or athlete's foot that cause cracks in the skin. Any injury can cause it to develop. The most common bacteria involved are Staphylococcus and Streptococcus strains, but other strains can cause cellulitis as well.
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