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Cellulitis and Erysipelas

In our daily life we face so many things that can harm our skin. Sometimes it may cause some serious skin problems. “Cellulitis and Erysipelas” are one of the serious skin disorders.

“Erysipelas and cellulitis are skin infections that can develop if bacteria enter the skin through cuts or sores.” The bacteria can infect the deeper layers of your skin when it's broken.

Both are skin problems but Erysipelas usually only affects the uppermost layers of skin, and cellulitis deeper layers of tissue. The cause of “Erysipelas and cellulitis” is bacterial infection, and it happens in the tissues just below the skin surface.

It has no particular symptoms but rashes, high fever, reddish skin, itchiness you may feel in your skin, because both infections make your skin swell, become red and tender.

Proper treatment is required in such skin disorder. Any pain, swelling, or discomfort from “Cellulitis and Erysipelas” can be treated with rest, a cold compress, and elevation of the affected limb.

According to some studies, 2 out of 10,000 people are affected each year. Also other research suggests that more than 250 out of 10,000 people are affected each year.

Fast treatment can prevent major damage, though the chances are very less. But we should not leave such disease untreated. These infections usually clear up without any lasting effects. Sometimes surgery may be needed for more severe cases.

Cellulitis and Erysipelas, are both cured with doctor prescribed antibiotics. But the right treatment should be started early enough. Do not delay to take any kind of medical help, they sometimes lead to serious complications if they are not treated well.

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