Cellulitis (noncontagious spreading bacterial skin infection – pain, redness, swelling)
Cellulitis is a deep or subcutaneous skin infection spread. It usually caused by streptococcal or staphylococcal infections, especially in the skin after injury.
Many other bacteria can also cause cellulitis, especially in people or animals being bitten by trauma or in the water.
Infection often occurs in the legs by a small trauma, ulcer or fungal infection between toes. Cellulitis may have swelling, tenderness, fever, flushing.
Contusion and some regions appear as small blisters. Systemic symptoms include fever, chills, headache and more serious complications, such as confusion, low blood sugar and heart rate and so on. Cellulitis diagnosis easier, but to identify the bacteria that cause infections much more difficult.
Usually take blood samples (sometimes to take skin samples) sent to the laboratory for bacterial culture, and for strain identification.
Does cellulitis contagious ?
Cellulitis is not contagious because it is an infection of the skin’s deeper layers (the dermis and subcutaneous tissue),
and the skin’s top layer (the epidermis) provides a cover over the infection. In this regard, cellulitis is different from impetigo, in which there is a very superficial skin infection that can be contagious.
Cellulitis Is Not Contagious, But…
But, if you were to have dry skin or an open would and in addition, if you have had skin diseases before that are common in cellulitis, such as athetes foot or other similar skin base diseases, your are at the high risk of getting Cellulitis when you came into contact with someone who had a case of Cellulitis.
How to prevent the spread of Cellulitis
If you do have a case of Cellulitis, keep it clean, get treatment and keep it covered up. Change the case more often as possible to prevent the spread of Cellulitis.