Cellulitis, a common skin infection which is caused by bacteria, comes in as Number 15 on our Top 20 Skin Conditions countdown. Shown below, this condition is often characterized by redness, swelling of the infected area, pain or discomfort at the site, or if the area is warm to the touch.
Bacteria can be found on nearly every surface, including your skin. Cellulitis is often caused when the bacteria streptococcus or staphylococcus enter through a break in the skin such as a wound or cut. This is what causes the skin to become infected, showing the characteristics listed above.
Treatment of Cellulitis generally consists of an oral antibiotic accompanied with a series of follow ups with your dermatologist.
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