Cellulitis is  a bacterial infection of Skin and tissue beneath it. Cellulitis usually begins in a small area and then spreads. The spread of infection may give rise to generalized symptoms of infection. Fever may be a manifestation of the generalized reaction.

Inflammation of subcutaneous tissue would cause local redness, warmth and pain. Tender red streaks may be seen. Regional lymph nodes may be enlarged and tender.

Orbital Cellulitis could be dangerous.

The main bacteria responsible for cellulitis are Streptococcus and Staphylococcus. Other bacteria may also cause cellulitis.

Treatment is by: Systemic antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs.

 Skin Diseases