What Are the Symptoms of Cellulitis on Legs and When to See a Doctor?

Q:
What are the symptoms of cellulitis on legs and when to see a doctor?

A:
Cellulitis is a serious bacterial infection of the skin. It occurs when a crack or break in your skin allows bacteria to enter. Cellulitis usually affects the skin on the lower legs.

Common symptoms:

  • Redness
  • Red streaking
  • Swelling
  • Warmth
  • Pain or tenderness
  • Leaking of yellow, clear fluid or pus

Please go to see your doctor if you have any of the following:

  • High fever or chills
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Enlarging or hardening of the reddened area
  • Increased pain
  • Numbness of the area when touched
  • Other medical problems that may be affected by even a minor infection

Cellulitis can become life-threatening if not treated in time. Please do take it seriously.

Keywords: cellulite legs; cellulitis infection leg; cellulitis leg; cellulitis legs; cellulitis lower leg; cellulitis lower legs; leg cellulitis; legs cellulitis

* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.