August 20, 2017

How to prevent and treat cellulitis

Not to be confused with cellulite, cellulitis is a bacterial infection that can appear anywhere on your skin. It often affects the legs and usually begins after there’s trauma to the skin, which causes an opening and leads to an infection. This condition starts to spread to other parts of the skin and the soft tissues underneath, leaving you with a hot and tender sensation. The infection may cause swelling, pain, redness, warmth and pus. Risk factors Cellulitis is most commonly found in middle-aged and elderly people. A tear or break in the skin makes it easy for bacteria to…
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