Foot Cellulitis Overview
What is foot cellulitis?
A person with foot cellulitis has an infection of the superficial and deep layers of the skin, caused by bacteria. Bacteria are normally present on the surface of the skin. When the skin is injured, bacteria can spread beneath the surface and start to grow. Many of these infections are caused by streptoccocal and staphylococcal bacteria, normally present on the skin.
What are the symptoms of foot cellulitis?
Symptoms of foot cellulitis include skin redness and skin swelling, tenderness, and warmth. Other symptoms include fever and nausea.
How does the doctor treat foot cellulitis?
Treatment measures for foot cellulitis include rest, foot elevation, warm wet compresses, and antibiotics. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications may be prescribed for pain and fever.
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