Can you send me a picture of cellulitis? What does it look like?

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Cellulitis look like this.

Cellulitis is a common and sometimes painful bacterial skin infection. It may first appear as a red, swollen area that feels hot and tender to the touch. The redness and swelling can spread quickly.
It most often affects the skin of the lower legs, although the infection can occur anywhere on your body or face. The infection can spread to your lymph nodes and bloodstream.


If you don’t treat cellulitis, it could become life-threatening. Get medical help right away if you have symptoms.

Cellulitis in the left calf the treatment is it go
Its treatment involves oral antibiotics, taken for 5 to 14 days. Your doctor may also prescribe pain relievers.

Rest until your symptoms improve. Raise the affected limb higher than your heart to reduce swelling.

Cellulitis should go away within 7 to 10 days after you start taking antibiotics. You might need longer treatment if your infection is severe due to a chronic condition or a weakened immune system.

Even if your symptoms improve within a few days, take all the antibiotics your doctor prescribed. This will make sure all of the bacteria are gone.
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