Basic Information About Cellulitis Infection

Posted on Jul 17 2010 at 11:34:37 AM in Diseases

Basic Information About Cellulitis Infection

Main goal of my first article here will be description of some basics related to cellulitis infection with intention to reduce initial shock, present at the beginning of this very common and very unpleasant skin infection. This type of skin infection knows no gender or age, it affects all age groups, from the youngest to the oldest people. It is not difficult to recognize infection if you know the main symptoms. Symptoms can be divided into local and systemic. Local symptoms are reflecting place affected by this disease, while systematically symptoms can affect any part of the human organism.

In most cases cellulitis symptoms are:
1) inflammation and redness of affected region,
2) sensitivity and pain to touch the skin,
3) warmth of infected skin to the touch and of course,
4) swelling of affected skin area.

This type of infection is usually caused by changes of normal skin flora or exogenous bacteria types, inflammation generally starts at the point where skin was previously broken (cuts, blisters, burns, cracks in the skin, surgical wounds, sites of intravenous catheter insertion etc.). Diagnosis for this skin disease usually consists of three important steps.First step contains examination of patient medical records and medical history, after that follows most important step in diagnosis process - the physical exam.Process of diagnosis usually ends with certain blood test in order to confirm presence of bacterial disease.In case that diagnosis process confirm presence of infection, it is very important that treatment process start as soon is possible. In this circumstances antibiotics are usually best solution to heal this type of infection. Antibiotics are used orally or intravenous depending of severity affected skin area. In case of recurrence of disease treatment with antibiotics may last up to several months.

Cellulitis is a common infection that affects people of all ages and can occur on any part of the body.Main cause of infection is bacteria (staph or strep) and treatment should be start as soon as possible. This type of disease is very rapid and uncontrolled spread. If is not treated, that kind of infection can cause serious damage to human organic structure.

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Author: John0224
Created: Jul 17 2010 at 11:34:37 AM
Updated: Jul 17 2010 at 11:34:37 AM
Category: Diseases
Language: English