What Is the Difference between Cellulitis & Stasis Dermatitis?

What is the difference between Cellulitis & Stasis Dermatitis

Cellulitis is a common  infection of the skin and the soft tissues underneath. And Stasis dermatitis is a common inflammatory skin disease that occurs on the lower extremities, such as lower legs. Cellulitis also affects the lower legs but can occur anywhere in the body.

With cellulitis, swelling, redness, pain, or warmth are all common symptoms. And it will be accompanied by fever, chills and swollen glands. While Stasis dermatitis appears as darkened, itchy, irritated skin in addition to swelling, pain and open sores.


Cellulitis occurs when bacteria enters the body through a break in the skin. Stasis dermatitis is caused by fluid buildup and swelling due to poor blood circulation.


Stasis dermatitis is treated by elevating legs to improve circulation. You should also wear compression stockings and use diuretics. Prescription antibiotics can treat cellulitis.

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