What Are the Symptoms And Treatments of Facial Cellulitis?

Q:
What are the symptoms and treatments of facial cellulitis?

A:
Cellulitis is a bacterial infection. Facial cellulitis can be extremely dangerous because bacteria can spread to the eyes, causing vision loss, or to the brain, causing meningitis. Here are the symptoms and treatments of facial cellulitis.

Symptoms:

  • Facial cellulitis makes the skin redden and swell.
  • The skin is warm to touch.
  • Pores may be larger than normal.
  • The swollen areas of skin may be very itchy and painful to touch.
  • Sometimes the tongue feels swollen, warm and tender.
  • Lymph nodes in the neck may be very tender to touch.
  • Large blisters may appear.

Treatments:

  • Antibiotics: Mild cases can be treated with oral antibiotics; severe cases may require hospitalization and intravenous antibiotics.
  • Surgery: It is rarely necessary and only be used for severe cases.
  • Symptomatic Treatment: You can take over-the-counter pain relievers, such as acetaminophen, to help relieve pain and reduce any fever.

Facial cellulitis needs prompt medical treatment as soon as possible to prevent bacteria from spreading. Please go to your doctor if the symptoms occur.

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