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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)...


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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...


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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

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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...


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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...
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what is Cellulitis and what causes it?

A:  “Cellulitis is a skin infection caused by bacteria.” http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-t.... see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cellulitis#... and see http://cellulitispictures.com/ on the other hand if you mean Cellulite http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cellulite. This happens all the time Askpedia questions When using Askpedia, BEFORE you submit your question, use the "Question Details" box to explain your question further. After you submit your question use the "add details box.” Each day you log on you receive 3 points, if you make your question worth 1 point that’s 3 questions you can ask. If you are awarded a best answer you also get...


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Thromboangiitis Obliterans - what is cellulitis?

A: Thromboangiitis obliterans is also known as Buerger disease. It is a smoking-related condition that results in blood clot formation (thrombosis) in small and medium sized arteries, and less commonly veins. The affected areas are most commonly the hands and feet. See: http://dermnetnz.org/vascular/buerger.html Cellulitis is a common skin infection caused by bacteria. See: http://www.drugs.com/enc/cellulitis.html...


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what is cellulitis?

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what is Phlegmon?

A: A phlegmon is an area of inflammation in the body that exudes pus and other fluids. This typically develops as a result of an infection and can create serious medical complications. The inflammation may spread to neighboring organs and lead to systemic compromise, for example, or the patient`s tissue could become so inflamed that it starts to become necrotic. Tissue necrosis, where soft tissue dies, can potentially lead to the need for amputation or other invasive treatment measures.. Patients develop phlegmonous inflammation when microorganisms start to colonize the soft t

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what is Streptococcus Bacteria?

A: Streptococcus bacteria is a genus of coccus, or spherelike, Gram-positive, chained bacteria belonging to the lactic acid bacteria (LAB) group. Individual streptococcus cells may be round or ovoid and all lack the enzyme catylase. Because these cells divide along a single plane, streptococci occur in pairs or in chains. Like many other types of bacteria in the firmicute phylum, streptococcus bacteria stains dark blue or violet when subject to Gram staining due to the composition of its cell wall. This is what is meant by Gram-positive. As a member of the lactic acid bacteria group, streptococcus bacteria is resistant...
 
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