What Are the Signs of Cellulitis Healing?

Q:
What are the signs of cellulitis healing?

A:
Cellulitis is a common skin infection. It occurs when bacteria get into the skin or the soft tissue. Cellulitis can occur almost anywhere on the body. The most common place is the legs. Typically, cellulitis infections clear up completely after seven to 10 days with antibiotic treatment. In rare cases, you may have to be hospitalized.

There are several signs to tell if cellulitis is healing.

  • Any fever, chills, swelling, nausea and vomiting initially, should be greatly improved.
  • The appearance of the skin is improving. Your skin should be pliable, not discolored or swollen. Any scarring should be mild and should fade with time.

See your doctor if your cellulitis is not healing.

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