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Celulitis

Were you looking for information about Cellulitis? Celulitis is a common misspelling of cellulitis.
 
Cellulitis is a skin infection that usually affects the legs, feet, and arms. However, the infection can also occur within the eye sockets, around the eyes, and on the toes. It is characterized by swelling, redness, warmth, and pain. The condition is caused by bacteria. 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.
 
Your healthcare provider can make a diagnosis by asking questions about your symptoms, ordering a blood test, and performing a physical exam. Specific treatment for this infection includes medications, such as antibiotics, and preventing the infection from recurring.
  
(Click Cellulitis for more information on the types of cellulitis, what causes the infection, and how to diagnose it. You can also click on the links in the box to the right for more specific information.)
 
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