Other forms of noninfectious inflammation may mimic cellulitis. People with poor circulation in the legs often develop scaly redness on the shins and ankles; this is called stasis dermatitis and is often mistaken for the bacterial infection of cellulitis. Inflammatory conditions of the skin like eczema can lead to cellulitis. Conditions that reduce the circulation of blood in the veins or that reduce circulation of the lymphatic fluid (obesity) also increase the risk of developing…
Cellulitis is most often caused by staphylococcus and streptococcus bacteria, but can also be caused by other types of bacteria. It occurs in areas where the skin has broken open such as an insect bite or where skin is breaking down from conditions like eczema,etc. Generally, bacteria are present on the skin, but they do not cause harm unless they are able to go deep into the skin. Obesity & blood circulation problems increase the risk of developing cellulitis.
Cellulitis is caused by a bacteria which enters the body through a break in the skin. The break can be so small sometimes, that you can’t see it. Cellulitis most common affects the skin on the lower legs or face. The area appears red, hot and swollen. Cellulitis is treated with antibiotics and can last anything from a few days to a number of months.- See more at: http://www.foot-pain-explored.com/swollen-feet-and-ankles.html#sthash.OxX740Lc.dpuf
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