What is Cellulitis?

Cellulitis is a severe kind of bacterial infection that not only infects the outer layer of the skin, but also the deeper layers inside. The corium is a layer of the skin, and the subcutaneous fats are areas where cellulite majorly infects. The skin will appear reddish and swollen in a couple of days after the infection. The infected area will gradually swell and turn red, and will also be painful. This can happen on any of the body parts, but hands and legs are the most common. The person can also feel tired and feverish. Streptococci and Staphylococcus bacteria are involved in spreading of cellulitis. Sometimes pus is also present in the swelling, which can be a major concern.

Since 1990, more than 30,000 deaths have been reported worldwide because of cellulitis.


The symptoms of chikungunya are similar to those of dengue fever. Only a proper blood test can decide if it is chikungunya or dengue fever. Following are a few symptoms that can indicate the presence of chikungunya:

  • Severe muscle ache.
  • Constant headache.
  • Full body itching.
  • Extreme pain in all joints.
  • Pain in finger tips and palm mounts.
  • Weakness.



Humans are natural hosts of chikungunya virus. It spreads among humans by the bite of an infected female mosquito of the Aedes species. They are the mosquitoes of the tropical and subtropical regions carrying the virus of dengue.



The risks of Chikungunya include:

  • Risk of dehydration.
  • Long term body pain.
  • Risk of death.
  • Risk of blood cell depletion.
  • Risk of infection spread.


To reduce the possibility of Chikungunya, one should adopt the following measures:

  • Keeping proper hygiene around.
  • Covering the nose while sneezing.
  • Staying protected from mosquitoes.
  • Using mosquito repellents.
  • Stopping water stagnation.
  • Keeping the skin covered as much as possible.
  • Wearing full sleeve clothes all the time.

How is it diagnosed?

At Medanta, clinical diagnosis is the most common examination for detecting the level of cellulitis. Ultrasounds are used in case of abscess identification, or if any antibiotic fails to treat the ...

How is it treated?

At Medanta, the doctor will prescribe:


  • Antibiotics

    They are prescribed to the patient suffering from cellulite, and is based on the area of infection speculated. Also, painkillers are to reduce the pain caused by swelling and itching. The level of dose given to the patient depends on the level of infection that is spreading.

  • Change of environment for patients

    The doctor will suggest a change in the living environment of the patient, and will advise to follow a healthy diet. A strong immune system is must to recover from such a disease. Drinking lot of water and consuming healthy food improves the immune system, which helps the antibiotic to work faster than usual.

When do I contact the doctor?

After a scar or a wound, if the particular area is not getting any better, and the medication does not help, then it is the right time to consult a doctor. A wound or scar generally does not take more than a week to heal, but if it does not get any better, do not hesitate to visit a doctor. 

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