Why Cellulitis Is A Serious Health Risk

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Q My mother has just been told she has cellulitis in her leg, resulting from what looked like a scratch. It looks awful. What is cellulitis and how should it be treated?

A: Cellulitis is a bacterial infection of the skin, and the tissue beneath the skin. This causes the skin to rapidly become red, hot, painful, very tender to the touch and swollen. People may also have flu-like symptoms, such as chills and shivers, and feel sick. Read More…