Were you looking for information on Cellulitis? Cellulites is a common misspelling of cellulitis.
Cellulitis is a bacterial infection of the skin that is characterized by swelling, redness, warmth, and pain. Although it usually affects the legs, feet, and arms, the infection can also occur within the eye sockets, around the eyes, and on the toes. Treatment for cellulitis usually involves antibiotics and recurrence prevention. However, in about 50 percent of cases, the condition comes back after treatment.
The most common cause of cellulitis in adults with no other medical conditions is group A streptococcus, which is a bacterium commonly found in the throat and on the skin. Research has shown that people with certain risk factors are more likely to develop the infection. Some of these risk factors include obesity, problems with the lymphatic system, and breaks in the skin.
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