Signs and Symptoms of Cellulitis
The first sign you will notice when you have cellulitis is that the affected area of your body will be red and swollen. It might not be easy to tell where the inflammation ends and where the normal skin begins. The area feels warm when touched, and the swollen part feels painful.
You might fall ill before you notice these signs; some people experience fatigue, chills or fever, which are signs of an infection. You might also feel intense pain, drowsiness, difficulty concentrating, cold sweats, and nausea if you have a severe infection.
In cases of severe infection, patients develop blisters on the affected area. The lymph node closer to the site of infection might get swollen, and you will notice a streak of red in the affected region. You will also see a pus-filled bump or an open sore.
Rapid heartbeat is common in people with severe cellulitis; they might also have difficulty concentrating and low blood pressure.
Are you experiencing any of these signs and symptoms? If yes, don’t hesitate to call us right away!
Where Cellulitis Develop
Cellulitis can happen on any part of your body. However, it is common on the leg or foot of adults whereas children are mostly affected on their face or neck.
People who use intravenous drugs get it more on the arm or part of the skin that they inject frequently.