Cellulitis is a deep infection of the skin and the underlying tissues. The infection penetrates beyond the surface skin and creates the possibility of bloodstream infections such as blood infection (sepsis), bone (osteomyelitis), heart (endocarditis) and tissue death (gangrene).
It is usually noted on the lower legs, face and arms, but can infect other areas. Because the usual symptoms are red, warm and tender skin care is needed as this is a symptom of several other MRSA conditions. Possible indications of cellulitis include:
Redness or inflamation which grows bigger
Red streaks radiating outward from the centre of the wound
Skin sores, bumps, small pimples or rashes
Skin that appears stretched, tight or shiny.
Fever, chills, sweating or shaking
More information on other MRSA skin conditions below
What is an MRSA Boil?
What is MRSA Cellulitis?
What is an MRSA Abscess?
MRSA and Impetigo
What is MRSA Follicultis?
What is MRSA Erythema?
What is MRSA Eczema?
MRSA Carbuncle & Furuncles
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What are the symptoms of MRSA?
How is MRSA treated?