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what is cellulitis? how do you get it, and how do you cure it?

A: Cellulitis is a bacterial (Staph aureus) infection of the skin and tissues beneath the skin. Cellulitis usually begins as a small area of tenderness, swelling, and redness. As this red area begins to enlarge, the person may develop a fever -- sometimes with chills and sweats -- and swollen lymph nodes ("swollen glands") near the area of infected skin. Unlike impetigo, which is a very superficial skin infection, cellulitis refers to an infection also involving the skin's deeper layers: the dermis and subcutaneous tissue. MAIN BACTERIA : The main bacteria involved in cellulitis are Staphylococcus ("staph") and Streptococcus the same bacteria that cause many cases of impetigo. MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staph aureus) can also cause cellulitis. Sometimes, other...
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what is cellulitis?

A: Cellulitis is a bacterial skin infection characterized by redness, swelling, and a feeling of heat or tenderness around the affected area. It is a condition that needs prompt medical attention. Failure to treat cellulitis can result in more serious and sometimes life-threatening infections of the blood, lymph nodes, heart and skin cells.. Cellulitis most commonly occurs when a cut in the skin is not cleaned properly. The cut can be minor, such as a scrape, or major, like a surgical incision. Bacteria, often found on normal skin cells, can then invade the lower layers of the skin and infect the subcutaneous (lowest) layer of the skin. Common bacteria that cause disease are streptococcus (strep) and staphylococcus (staph).. While cuts and punctures of the skin are the most frequent means of...


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what Is Cellulitis of the Legs?

A: Cellulitis of the legs is a skin infection caused by bacteria. While it does most commonly infect the legs, a patient may also have cellulitis on his arms or head. Patients typically experience pain and swelling in their legs after the bacteria infects them through a scrape or a cut in the skin. They should seek medical attention as soon as possible, as this infection can cause potentially life-threatening complications. Treatment for cellulitis of the legs includes taking an antibiotic.. Some people may be at a higher risk of developing cellulitis of the legs than others. Those with a weakened immune system, which can be caused by the use of certain medications, are less likely to fight off the bacteria. People with diabetes, chickenpox, or any other infection may also contract cellulitis...


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what causes Orbital cellulitis?

A: Generally speaking, orbital cellulitis is caused by bacteria from a sinus infection. It can also be caused by Staphylococcus aureus and beta-hemolytic streptococci (both bacterias). Orbital cellulitis is most often found in children. The main cause of this coniditon is from a bacterial infection of the sinuses. Other bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pneumoniae that enter the eye from a cut or other trauma may cause this condition as well Orbital cellulitis can be cause by any infection in the area surrounding the eye, causing inflamation. Typically, the infection is a complication of a sinus infection or other types of virus within the influenza family. A common Streptococcus and Staphylococcus bacteria causes Orbital Cellulitis.This disease...


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what causes Orbital cellulitis?

A: Generally speaking, orbital cellulitis is caused by bacteria from a sinus infection. It can also be caused by Staphylococcus aureus and beta-hemolytic streptococci (both bacterias). Orbital cellulitis is most often found in children. The main cause of this coniditon is from a bacterial infection of the sinuses. Other bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pneumoniae that enter the eye from a cut or other trauma may cause this condition as well Orbital cellulitis can be cause by any infection in the area surrounding the eye, causing inflamation. Typically, the infection is a complication of a sinus infection or other types of virus within the influenza family. A common Streptococcus and Staphylococcus bacteria causes Orbital Cellulitis.This disease...


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what Is cellulitis?

A: Cellulitis is an inflammation and infection of the deeper layers of the skin. It is caused by bacteria breaking through a break in the surface of the skin and then invading the deeper tissue. It is a skin disease caused by foreign bodies entering and infecting the skin. The infection mostly enters through cuts or bruises that are already present in the body. So these areas should be kept clean. Cellulitis can occur in the mouth, eye socket or in the legs. The skin can be painful, warm and red when affected with cellulitis. Cellulitis is an infection and inflamation of cells on the body, usually located on the skin or in fat cells. It is fairly common for people with poor circulation and can be quite serious. Cellulitis is a kind of peripheral vascular disease. It commonly affects the blood...


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what is cellulitis?

A: Cellulitis is the name for one of the most common types of staph infections of the skin. . A staph infection is caused by bacteria (staphylococcus). About 25% of all humans have naturally occurring staph bacteria in their mouths, noses, genitals or feet. This bacteria doesn’t pose a problem unless the person carrying it suffers a small cut. Once the bacteria gets inside the skin, the staph infection begins. A staph infection can be as minor as a boil or as serious as antibiotic-resistant or flesh-eating infections. How deep the wound and how fast the infection spreads determines the severity of the infection. In North America, because of the overuse of antibiotics, antibiotic-resistant infections are more common. Cellulitis usually involves a lump or swelling, redness, heat, and...


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what causes Lip Inflammation?

A: Lip inflammation, or painful swollen lips that easily crack and bleed, may be caused by many factors, most commonly exposure to cold air or dry heat, sunburn or dehydration. Viral and bacterial infections can cause mouth and lip inflammation too. More serious causes of lip inflammation include food and drug allergies, often known to cause swelling of the throat and tongue. While a poor diet may contribute to many health issues, vitamin deficiencies may cause dry, cracked and swollen lips. In addition, there are medical conditions such as angioedema or Ludwig`s angina which may cause lip inflammation.. Symptoms of lip inflammation due to exposure to the cold are swollen lips that often bleed. One way to prevent inflamed lips during cold weather is to use a...


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Does anybody know what causes a very hot spot on the body and the rest of body at normal temperature?

A: need new taste Severe infection, Alergic Reaction, or Poison (insect or Animal bite in the affected area) sometimes may not be aparent for hours or even a day. It could be a blood clot or a broken vein. If it is a blood clot this is life threatening. Get a professional to help. A hot spot is usually a sign of inflamation in that area. it is caused by nerve ganglia,why who knows do u mean between the legs because if so i can explain that could have been insect bite you didn''t see. could be allergy to clothes, anything from a few minutes or hour before could be immune system disorders such as MS (not to alarm you). could be nerves or anxiety could be where your legs were crossed! most likely it''s nothing. I have heard of it happening to dogs and even horses so I guess it can happen to...


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what causes this, in the legs at old age,

A: Cellulitis is a common, potentially serious bacterial skin infection. Cellulitis appears as a swollen, red area of skin that feels hot and tender, and it may spread rapidly. Skin on lower legs is most commonly affected, though cellulitis can occur anywhere on your body or face. Infections on the face are more common in children and older adults. Cellulitis may affect only your skin''s surface — or, cellulitis may also affect tissues underlying your skin and can spread to your lymph nodes and bloodstream. Left untreated, the spreading infection may rapidly turn life-threatening. That''s why it''s important to seek immediate medical attention if cellulitis symptoms occur. RISK FACTORS: Age. As you age, your circulatory system becomes less effective at delivering blood — with its...


 
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