Cellulitis is a type of skin infection that is caused by bacteria. Bacteria called staphylococcus and streptococcus are responsible for this type of infection. The infection starts when there is a crack or break in the skin. The broken or cracked skin allows easy access for the bacteria to enter into the skin. The infected area of the skin becomes hot, red, irritated and painful.

The commonly observed symptoms of cellulitis are:

  • Pain in the affected area
  • Fever
  • Inflammation or redness of skin when the infection spreads
  • Warming of the skin in the affected area
  • Rashes on the skin which grow within 24 hours
  • Tight and glossy appearance of the skin.

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