If I have cellulite(pucke. skin)and i get cellulitis of big toe can it become infected as well?
Q:I have the puckered skin on hips and thighs called Cellulite. On my big left toe I contracted the infection called Cellulitus. Can the Cellulitus get into the blood stream and cause the Cellulite to become infected. if so what would the symptoms or results be?
More Answers to “If I have cellulite(pucke. skin)and i get cellulitis of big toe can it become infected as well?“cellulitis is an infection under the skin i was once put in the hospital for it a cat bit me and it became infected in less then 2 hours Cellulitis is a spreading infection of the skin that usually begins as a small area of tenderness, swelling, and redness on the skin. As this red area begins to spread, the person may develop a fever, sometimes with chills and sweats, and swollen lymph nodes (“swollen glands”) near the area of infected skin.Unlike impetigo, which is a very superficial skin infection, cellulitis refers to an infection involving the skin’s deeper layers; the dermis and subcutaneous tissue. The main bacteria involved in cellulitis is Staphylococcus (“staph”), the same bacteria that causes many cases of impetigo. Occasionally, other bacteria may cause cellulitis as well.Where does cellulitis occur?Some cases of cellulitis appear on areas of trauma, where the skin has broken open, such as the skin near ulcers or surgical wounds. Many times, however, cellulitis occurs where there has been no break in the skin at all. In such cases, it is anyone’s guess where the bacteria came from. Patients who have diabetes or impairment of the immune system (for example, from HIV/AIDS or from drugs that depress the immune system) are particularly prone to developing cellulitis.What does cellulitis look like?The signs of cellulitis are those of any inflammation; redness, warmth, swelling, and pain. Any skin wound or ulcer that exhibits these signs may be developing cellulitis.Other forms of noninfected inflammation may mimic cellulitis. People with poor leg circulation, for instance, often develop scaly redness on the shins and ankles; this is called “stasis dermatitis” and is often mistaken for the bacterial infection of cellulitis.What causes cellulitis?Staph (Staphylococcus aureus) is the most common bacteria that causes cellulitis.Strep (Group A Streptococcus) is next most common bacteria that causes cellulitis. A form of rather superficial cellulitis caused by strep is called erysipelas; it is characterized by spreading hot, bright red circumscribed area on the skin with a sharp raised border. The so-called “flesh-eating bacteria” are, in fact, also a strain of strep which can in severe cases destroy tissue almost as fast as surgeons can cut it out.Cellulitis can be caused by many other types of bacteria. In children under six, H. flu (Hemophilus influenzae) bacteria can cause cellulitis, especially on the face, arms, and upper torso. Cellulitis from a dog or cat bite or scratch may be caused by the Pasturella multocida bacteria, which has a very short incubation period of only four to 24 hours. Cellulitis after an injury from a saltwater fish or shellfish (like a fish bite, a puncture from a fish spine, or a crab pinch) can be due to the Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae bacteria. These same bacteria can also cause cellulitis after a skin injury on the farm, especially if it happened while working with pigs or poultry.Is 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.How is cellulitis treated?First, it is crucial for the doctor to distinguish whether or not the inflammation is due to an infection. The history and physical exam can provide clues in this regard, as can sometimes the white blood cell count. A culture for bacteria may also be of value.When it is difficult or impossible to distinguish whether or not the inflammation is due to an infection, doctors sometimes treat with antibiotics just to be sure. If the condition does not respond, it may need to be addressed by different methods dealing with types of inflammation that are not infected. For example, if the inflammation is thought to be due to an autoimmune disorder, treatment may be with a corticosteroid.Antibiotics, such as derivatives of penicillin or other types of antibiotics that are effective against the staph germ, are used to treat cellulitis. If other bacteria, as determined by culture tests, turn out to be the cause, or if patients are allergic to penicillin, other appropriate antibiotics can be substituted.
cellulite and cellulitis are two completely different things.If the cellulitis gets into the blood stream your cellulite will be the least of your worries. Remember, cellulitis is an infection and once it is in the blood stream it is systemic.Please go to the sites listed below to learn more about cellulitis. It can be a very dangerous infection and even fatal if not treated properly. No. Cellulite is usually used to describe the look of skin over collected fat cells, which is why women have it on their thighs and butt. It can’t travel through the body, will not go to your big toe and can’t get infected. What you describe on your toe sounds like tinea (Athlete’s Foot) so pick up a cream from the pharmacy. Otherwise, see your doctor.
NO! Cellulitis is an infection that comes from a scratch or bug bite. It has nothing to do with cellulite