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Know about the Causes, Symptoms and Treatments of Cellulite on body

By Skin & Hair Academy  |   February 19, 2016
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Characterized by dimples on thighs and buttocks of women, Cellulite is the deposition of fat in pockets beneath skin surface, affecting the dermal and subdermal layers.[1],[2].
Symptoms [3]
cellulite-symptoms
pain-tenderness
Pain or tenderness in the affected area
stretched-appearance
Tight, glossy, stretched appearance of the skin
inflammation
Inflammation or skin redness which grows as the infection spreads
skin-rash
Skin rash or sore that starts suddenly, and spreads fast over the first 24 hours
warm-skin
Warm skin around the red areas, which may be accompanied by fever
 

Cause [4]

It is commonly caused by Staphylococcus and streptococcus bacteria which enter the skin through cracks,
peels, wounds or
insect bites

 

 
 
People at Risk [5]
People with the following conditions are at risk of cellulitis:
circulation-problems
Circulation problems
chickenpox
Chickenpox or shingles
obese-excessively
Obese or excessively overweight
poorly-diabetes
Poorly controlled diabetes
weak-immune-system
Weak immune system
previous-episodes
Previous episodes of cellulitis
 
Treatment of Cellulitis [6]

Treatment depends on the causative agent and the severity of symptoms. Available treatment options may include:

  • For Primary Symptoms : Penicillin group of antibiotics prescribed mainly for not-so-severe symptoms
  • For severe symptoms : In case of hospital admissions, intravenous antibodies may be prescribed
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Prevention [7]
hand-hygiene
Maintain proper hand hygiene
wounds-cuts
Take care of wounds and cuts
skin-cracking
Keep your skin moisturized to prevent skin cracking
 

References

[1]. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20865236

[2]. https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002033.htm

[3]. https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000855.htm

[4]. http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Cellulitis/Pages/Causes.aspx

[5]. http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Cellulitis/Pages/Causes.aspx

[6]. http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Cellulitis/Pages/Treatment.aspx

[7]. http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Cellulitis/Pages/Prevention.aspx

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