Cellulitis

Cellulitis is an infection of the tissue under the skin. The infected area is usually red and tender. This is caused by germs. These germs enter the body through cuts or sores. This usually happens in the arms or lower legs.

HOME CARE

  • Take your medicine as told. Finish it even if you start to feel better.

  • If the infection is on the arm or leg, keep it raised (elevated).

  • Use a warm cloth on the infected area several times a day.

  • See your doctor for a follow-up visit as told.

GET HELP RIGHT AWAY IF:

  • You are tired or confused.

  • You throw up (vomit).

  • You have watery poop (diarrhea).

  • You feel ill and have muscle aches.

  • You have a fever.

MAKE SURE YOU:

  • Understand these instructions.

  • Will watch your condition.

  • Will get help right away if you are not doing well or get worse.