CellulitisOverview

overview

Cellulitis is an infection caused by bacteria getting into the deeper layers of your skin.

symptoms

The main symptom of cellulitis is a red, painful, swollen area of skin.

treatments_overview

Cellulitis usually needs to be treated with antibiotics. It can be serious if it's not treated quickly.

causes

Things that increase your risk of cellulitis include poor circulation, inactivity and a weak immune system.

Page last reviewed: 17/01/2018
Next review due: 17/01/2021