Gangrene is when part of your body tissue dies. Skin injuries such as cuts, insect bites , or surgical incisions are commonly the sites of the infection. Cellulitis Cellulitis Complications and How to Prevent Them Cellulitis is usually simple to treat with antibiotics, but in rare cases, complications can occur. Advertising and sponsorship policy Advertising and sponsorship opportunities. Cellulitis See all parts of this guide Hide guide parts About cellulitis Symptoms of cellulitis Causes of cellulitis Treating cellulitis. Merck Manual Consumer Version.
Rinse with fresh water after a few hours. Use a warm compress. They also are responsible for cellulitis after surgery. Other symptoms may include: Erysipelas is a bacterial infection in the upper layer of the skin.
Watch your wounds for redness, drainage, or pain. If the infection is not responding, different forms of oral medications or IV antibiotics will be given. Countless bacteria live on the skin and almost everything that surrounds us. Soak a piece of towel in the water before wringing it out. A culture helps in identification of the specific type of microorganism responsible for an infection.
He had received antibiotics from his father who had been reluctant to take him to the hospital whenever he complained of toothache. Spelman D, et al. It can occur anywhere on the body but is usually limited to one side at a time. People with diabetes and those with poor circulation need to take extra precautions to prevent skin injury. Contact Dermatitis Allergic contact dermatitis occurs when the skin comes into contact with an allergen, such as certain metals or poison ivy. The cause of his facial swelling was identified as a carious lower left second molar. Gout Gout occurs when uric acid crystals form in a joint, causing pain, swelling, and stiffness.