What Are the Symptoms of Cellulitis Contagious?

Q:
What are the symptoms of cellulitis contagious?

A:
Cellulitis is a common infection of the skin and the soft tissues underneath. It happens when bacteria enter a break in the skin and spread. Then it may cause swelling, redness, pain, or warmth.

Causes of Cellulitis:
• Injuries that tear the skin
• Infections after surgery
• Long-term skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis
• Foreign objects in the skin
• Bone infections underneath the skin.

Symptoms of cellulitis:
• Redness, swelling and tenderness
• Warmth of the affected skin
• Fever and chills
• Swollen glands or lymph nodes

Left untreated, cellulitis can rapidly turn into a life-threatening condition. So, please go to your doctor if you have symptoms above.

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