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Causes and Treatment for Cellulitis

Cellulitis is a common skin disorder caused due to bacteria, which has the possibility of becoming serious if not treated on time. Cellulitis comes out as a distended, red region of skin that gives out sensations of being blistering and raw, and also may feel hot to the patient. The disease has the potential to spread rapidly across the limbs and body parts. Lower legs are mostly affected by this condition and are quite promptly diagnosed with its unique characteristics. However Cellulitis may occur on any part of the body including the face. The pathological state on the face is more frequent among children and older adults. Cellulitis can strike only the surface of the skin or, Cellulitis may also have an effect upon skin, mass or body tissues and is likely to spread out to the lymph nodes and bloodstream.

This disease needs medical attention as it has the possibility of turning into a fatal condition quite rapidly if neglected over a period of time.

Cellulitis symptoms must neither be ignored nor taken lightly as the infection has the capacity to attack the lymph system and enter the bloodstream, wherein the treatment might get complicated with a low level of success rate. The changes in the skin appearance is usually marked by fever and as time passes by the patch of skin tends to redden begins to start spreading out to the adjoining skin tissues, thus causing the entire region to swell.

Tiny spots of red rash may start to erupt on the reddened area of skin and blisters are often formed which may burst after the formation. The main causes of cellulitis are the streptococcus and staphylococcus bacteria.

There are increasing reports of a more grave form of staphylococcus infection also known as the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is on the rise among patients afflicted with Cellulitis.

Doctors usually recommend drugs that are combined fight against both the streptococci and staphylococci. The drugs are usually blends of varied antibiotics. An important rule for every patient is to finish the course of action and the prescribed medicines even though signs of the disease disappear.

Most patients believe that it is ok to discontinue the medication and doing thus will only increase the resistance level of the bacteria. It is also essential that people exercise a great deal of hygiene to prevent the cause of Cellulitis as the disease is bacteria borne.