Cellulitis

  • Sudden and serious infection of the skin
  • Most commonly affects the skin on the legs but may affect the entire body if infection spreads Symptoms may include fever, swollen glands and sore on the skin that may be red and painful Cause may be due to different types of bacteria, fungi or viruses which enters through a break in the skin
  • Cannot be spread person to person
  • Affects males and females but more common among those with diabetes, impaired circulation or a weakened immune system
  • Can occur at any age
  • May be mild to severe spreading to the blood stream

Wear compression stockings

FOR PAIN

Apply hot or cold packs to the area

Relaxation techniques

Distraction

Over-the-counter medicine (refer to manufacturer’s recommendations for dosage):

Acetaminophen

Ibuprofen

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