Facial cellulitis images
Cellulitis is a common bacterial skin infection. Cellulitis may first appear as a red, swollen area that feels hot and tender to the touch. In most cases, the skin on your lower legs is affected, although the infection can occur anywhere on your body or face.
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Risk Factors for Facial Cellulitis
Description:Skin dimpling When to see a doctor It's important to identify and treat cellulitis early because the condition can spread rapidly throughout your body. Seek emergency care if: You have a red, swollen, tender rash or a rash that's changing rapidly You have a fever See your doctor, preferably that day, if: You have a rash that's red, swollen, tender and warm — and it's expanding — but without fever Request an Appointment at Mayo Clinic Causes Cellulitis occurs when bacteria, most commonly streptococcus and staphylococcus, enter through a crack or break in your skin. The incidence of a more serious staphylococcus infection called methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus MRSA is increasing. Although cellulitis can occur anywhere on your body, the most common location is the lower leg.