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Cellulitis: Causes, Symptoms & Treatments

Cellulitis is a bacterial infection that affects the skin before spreading to other body parts. It would occur when your skin breaks after an injury, scrape, or cut. Itchy, red, and warm rashes are the most typical symptoms of the condition. While cellulitis is a severe condition, it is quite rare in the general public. Keep reading our guide to learn more basic facts about cellulitis.

4 Causes of Cellulitis

Open Wounds

Cellulitis would be introduced to your body via an open wound or injury. Even when the wound seems to be harmless and innocuous, it would be a great spot for bacteria to penetrate and lead to this infection. After a few hours, inflammation would start in the broken areas and gradually spread to other areas. Thus, it is important to treat and cover the wounds immediately to reduce the risks. Some common causes of open wounds include burn, blisters, cuts, skin cracks, intravenous insertion, or surgical wounds. [1]