Skin is a sense organ and the most sensitive part of our body. With the increasing level of pollution, it has become important for every individual to look after their skin and take care of it as much as they can. With the increasing pollutants in the environment, skin diseases have become quite common these days. One such common skin condition that affects a lot of people is Cellulitis. It is a bacterial infection that affects the tissues underneath your skin.
What leads to Cellulitis in an individual?
Streptococcus and Staphylococcus are the main bacteria that are responsible for causing Cellulitis. This infection can occur in any individual. Irrespective of their gender or age, everyone is equally affected. It can also be categorised as localised obesity that occurs due to accumulation of fatty tissues that makes your tissues thick and hard. You can also identify it easily as it makes your skin look lumpy and flaccid.
There are many reasons that are responsible for causing Cellulitis and they are –
- Poor functioning of liver.
- Poor elimination of waste due to improper circulation.
- Few also consider it as a hereditary infection.
Cellulitis usually affects the curved areas of an individual including hips, buttocks and thighs. It can also be seen in other body parts, but the intensity is not much as compared to curved sections.
Sign, symptoms and treatment
Cellulitis has some specific symptoms. It starts with a particular area getting tender and then the swelling starts. Soon you can see redness in the affected area that slowly passes to the nearby skin. You can even feel the affected area warm and red. You can also experience chill, sweat and swollen lymph. People having morbid obesity develop cellulitis in the abdominal skin.
Dr Elise Bernier, the most trusted and experienced surgeon renders you the best care, both before and after your treatment. She assures you with a positive and best cure that lasts long. The treatment that you can choose for Cellulitis is –
- Initial medications.
- Antibiotics taking through mouth or injection.
- In severe cases surgery is required.
- One can even take hot baths to temporarily allow circulation in the affected area.
Make sure you let your doctor know about any infections that you have faced earlier due to antibiotics in order to avoid any serious effects.