• Cellulitis Introduction

Introduction

Skin is the largest organ of human body. Skin is first line of defence system of human body. It forms a barrier and protects internal organs from external foreign bodies including bacteria, viruses, fungi etc.

Skin has three layers- Dermis, Epidermis and Hypodermis. The tissue beneath the skin is called Subcutaneous tissue. This consists of fats and collagen which regulate body temperature and protect the body. Normally there are many types of bacteria on skin which may enter our body through cracks, breaks, cuts, injuries, ulcers etc. They can then multiply and spread to cause infection of skin called Cellulitis.

cellulitis introduction

When this skin and its subcutaneous tissues are infected mainly due to bacteria it is called Cellulitis.

Cellulitis is quite a common condition affecting skin and subcutaneous tissue.

This infection may be localized to a small area but can spread rapidly if bacteria enter blood or lymph. This can result in systemic infection called Sepsis which is a dangerous condition. If infection spreads very deep, it can result in Necrotizing fasciitis which is potentially fatal emergency condition. It is also called flesh eating bacteria. Superficial redness of skin is called Erysipelas.

Homeopathic Treatment for cellulitis and lifestyle adjustments can help you reduce or manage the signs and symptoms of Cellulitis.

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