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CellulitisCCellulitisCellulitisEnglishDermatologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)SkinSkinConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2024-01-28T05:00:00Z9.4000000000000052.7000000000000695.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p>Learn about the causes, symptoms and treatment of this serious skin infection.</p><h2>What is cellulitis?</h2><p>Cellulitis is a common skin infection caused by bacteria. The infection makes the skin look swollen and red. The infected area is also usually warm and painful.</p><p>Cellulitis can occur on any part of the body. It can start with a small area that then gets bigger.</p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>Cellulitis is a skin infection caused by bacteria that is treated with antibiotics.</li><li>The infection causes swelling, redness, pain and heat in the affected area.</li><li>Left untreated, cellulitis can spread and cause serious complications.</li></ul><figure><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/PMD_cellulitis_cheek_EN.jpg" alt="Infant with swollen cheeks" /> </figure> <h2>Signs and symptoms of cellulitis</h2><p>Your child may have cellulitis if an affected area of skin is:</p><ul><li>swollen</li><li>painful</li><li>red</li><li>warm</li><li>tender</li></ul><h2>Causes of cellulitis</h2><p>Cellulitis occurs when bacteria enter your child’s body through a scratch, cut or other break in the skin. The bacteria most likely to cause cellulitis are group A <em>Streptococcus</em> and <em>Staphylococcus</em>. You might not be able to see where the bacteria enter.</p><p>Your child is more likely to get this infection if they have:</p><ul><li>dry or flaky skin</li><li>other skin conditions such as <a href="/Article?contentid=773&language=English">eczema</a></li><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=933&language=English">burns</a>, scratches, splinters, <a href="/Article?contentid=1046&language=English">cuts or scrapes</a></li><li>spider or insect bites</li><li>an incision from recent surgery</li></ul><h2>What a health-care provider can do for cellulitis</h2><p>Your child’s health-care provider will examine your child to determine if they have cellulitis. If the cellulitis is more severe, your child may also need a blood test. A health-care provider may outline the affected area with pen to see if the infection spreads.</p><h3>Antibiotics</h3><p>If your child has cellulitis, their health-care provider will prescribe an antibiotic to treat the infection. Your child can usually take this antibiotic orally (by mouth).</p><p>Your child might need an intravenous antibiotic (one delivered through the vein) if their infection is more severe.</p><p>After your child starts antibiotics, the area of redness can sometimes become worse before it gets better. The infection should begin to improve after a few days of treatment.</p><h2>Complications of cellulitis</h2><p>Cellulitis can cause serious complications if it is not treated because the bacteria can spread to other parts of the body or infect deeper tissues below the skin. Complications include abscesses, infection in the blood (bacteremia), <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=2316&language=English">sepsis</a>, meningitis and necrotizing fasciitis.</p><h3>Signs that cellulitis has become severe and spread to other parts of the body</h3><ul><li>neck stiffness</li><li>excessive sleepiness, confusion or disorientation</li><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=746&language=English">vomiting</a> (throwing up)</li><li>difficulty walking</li><li>seizures (convulsions)</li><li>cold, clammy skin</li><li>rapidly spreading redness or swelling</li><li>severe pain</li><li>rapid breathing</li></ul><h2>When to see a health-care provider</h2><p>See your child’s health-care provider when they first show symptoms of cellulitis.</p><p>Go the nearest emergency department if your child:</p><ul><li>cannot take the prescribed antibiotic because they are vomiting often</li><li>has a fever lasting longer than 72 hours after first taking the antibiotic</li><li>has increased swelling, redness or pain after the first 24 to 48 hours of antibiotic treatment</li><li>develops red streaks on the skin, spreading out from the initial site of infection</li><li>has cellulitis around an eye that does not improve after 24 to 48 hours of antibiotic treatment</li><li>has neck stiffness</li><li>has excessive sleepiness, confusion or disorientation</li><li>has cold, clammy skin</li><li>has rapidly spreading redness or swelling</li><li>has severe pain</li><li>has rapid breathing</li></ul><p>Your child may show physical changes when their condition is serious or when their condition gets worse. Parents and caregivers can learn how to <a href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/20231025_SIGNSMaterials_EN.pdf">spot these signs</a> in order to seek help from a health-care provider.</p>
التهاب النسيج الخلوياالتهاب النسيج الخلويCellulitisArabicDermatologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)SkinSkinConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2010-03-05T05:00:00ZFlat ContentHealth A-Z<p>احصل على معلومات عن اسباب التهاب النسيج الخلوي في الأطفال والتهاب الجلد. اعرف علامات وأعراض التهاب النسيح الخلوي وكيفية معالجته.</p>
蜂窝组织炎蜂窝组织炎CellulitisChineseSimplifiedDermatologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)SkinSkinConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2010-03-05T05:00:00Z000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>这份简要的概述涵盖了这种严重的皮肤感染的症状、起因、治疗以及对何时寻求医疗救助的建议。</p>
蜂窩組織炎蜂窩組織炎CellulitisChineseTraditionalDermatologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)SkinSkinConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2010-03-05T05:00:00Z000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>了解兒童蜂窩組織炎症狀和起因,以及蜂窩組織炎治療方法。</p>
CelluliteCCelluliteCellulitisFrenchDermatologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)SkinSkinConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2014-11-07T05:00:00Z8.0000000000000060.0000000000000837.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p> Aperçu simple des signes associés à cette infection cutanée sérieuse, des causes et des soins, et quand il faut obtenir de l'aide médicale à ce sujet.</p><h2>Qu’est-ce que la cellulite?</h2><p>La cellulite est une infection cutanée courante causée par des bactéries (germes). L’infection produit un gonflement apparent de la peau, ainsi que des rougeurs et une sensation de chaleur et de sensibilité.</p><p>La cellulite peut apparaître sur n’importe quelle partie du corps. Elle peut apparaître sur une zone limitée puis s’étendre.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>La cellulite est une infection de la peau qui provoque un gonflement, une rougeur, des douleurs et de la chaleur sur la zone touchée.</li> <li>Elle est traitée avec des antibiotiques.</li> <li>Si elle n’est pas traitée, la cellulite peut se propager à d’autres parties du corps et causer des infections graves.</li></ul><figure><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/PMD_cellulitis_cheek_FR.jpg" alt="Un nourrisson avec les joues gonflées" /> </figure> <h2>Signes et symptômes de la cellulite</h2><p>Votre enfant peut avoir une cellulite si une zone de peau affectée est :<br></p><ul><li>gonflée</li><li>douloureuse</li><li>rouge</li><li>chaude et sensible</li></ul><h2>Causes de la cellulite</h2> <p>La cellulite apparaît lorsque des bactéries (germes) pénètrent le corps de votre enfant par une égratignure, une coupure ou toute autre lésion cutanée. Les bactéries sont principalement le streptocoque du groupe A et le staphylocoque. Il est possible que vous ne soyez pas en mesure de voir par où les bactéries pénètrent le corps.</p> <p>Votre enfant est plus susceptible de contracter cette infection s’il a :</p> <ul><li>la peau sèche ou squameuse</li> <li>d’autres affections cutanées telles que l’<a href="/Article?contentid=773&language=French">eczéma</a></li> <li>des brûlures, des égratignures, des échardes, des <a href="/Article?contentid=1046&language=French">coupures ou des éraflures</a></li> <li>des piqûres d’araignée ou d’insecte</li> <li>subi une intervention chirurgicale récente</li></ul> <p>Les jambes et les pieds sont des zones courantes de pénétration des bactéries dans le corps. Votre enfant peut avoir des difficultés à utiliser ses bras ou ses jambes s’il est infecté.</p><h2>Ce que votre médecin peut faire contre la cellulite</h2> <p>Le médecin de votre enfant va réaliser un examen physique pour savoir si votre enfant a une cellulite. Il est également possible que votre enfant doive subir un test sanguin. Le médecin ou l’infirmière peuvent entourer la zone touchée au stylo afin d’observer si l’infection se propage.</p> <h2>Antibiotiques</h2> <p>Si votre enfant a une infection très légère, son médecin peut suggérer une crème antibiotique. Si l’infection est de légère à modérée, le médecin prescrira un antibiotique pour traiter l’infection. Votre enfant peut généralement prendre cet antibiotique par voie orale (par la bouche).</p> <p>Votre enfant pourrait avoir besoin d’un antibiotique par voie intraveineuse (administré par la veine) si son infection est plus sévère.</p> <p>Après le début de la prise d’antibiotiques, la zone de la rougeur peut parfois s’aggraver avant de s’améliorer. L’infection devrait commencer à s’améliorer après quelques jours de traitement.</p><h2>Les complications de la cellulite</h2> <p>La cellulite peut causer des complications graves si elle n’est pas traitée. Il s’agit notamment d’abcès, d’infections dans le sang (bactériémie), de la méningite et de la fasciite nécrosante.</p> <h3>Signes que la cellulite est devenue grave et s’est propagée à d’autres parties du corps</h3> <ul><li>Fièvre</li> <li>Maux de tête</li> <li>Votre enfant a l’air malade ou est très somnolent</li> <li>Vomissements</li> <li>Confusion ou désorientation</li> <li>Difficulté à marcher</li> <li>Faiblesse des bras ou des jambes</li> <li>Crises (convulsions du corps qui ne peuvent être arrêtées)</li> <li>Profonde douleur aux os ou aux articulations</li> <li>Peau moite et froide</li> <li>Rougeur et douleur intense qui se répandent rapidement</li></ul><h2>Quand consulter un médecin</h2> <p>Consultez le médecin de votre enfant quand votre enfant présente pour la première fois les symptômes de la cellulite.</p> <p>Retournez chez le médecin de votre enfant ou rendez-vous au service d’urgence le plus proche si votre enfant :</p> <ul><li>ne peut pas prendre l’antibiotique prescrit parce qu’il vomit souvent</li> <li>ne semble pas en bonne santé ou est très somnolent</li> <li>a de la fièvre qui dure plus de 72 heures après la première prise d’antibiotique</li> <li>présente un gonflement, une rougeur ou une douleur accrus après les 24 à 48 premières heures de traitement antibiotique</li> <li>présente des lignes rouges sur la peau, qui se répandent à partir de la zone initiale d’infection</li> <li>a une cellulite autour des yeux, laquelle ne s’améliore pas après 24 à 48 heures de traitement antibiotique, provoquant un changement de la vision ou des douleurs associées aux mouvements oculaires.</li></ul>
A celuliteAA celuliteCellulitisPortugueseNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2011-06-15T04:00:00Z60.00000000000008.00000000000000837.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>A celulite é uma infecção causada por bactéria ou micróbios. Saiba sobre os sintomas e a causa do celulite, e como o tratamento da celulite é efectuado.</p>
ਸੈਲੂਲਾਈਟਿਸ (ਚਮੜੀ ਦੀ ਬਿਮਾਰੀ)ਸੈਲੂਲਾਈਟਿਸ (ਚਮੜੀ ਦੀ ਬਿਮਾਰੀ)CellulitisPunjabiNABaby (1-12 months);Toddler (13-24 months);Preschooler (2-4 years);School age child (5-8 years);Pre-teen (9-12 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2010-03-05T05:00:00Z60.00000000000008.00000000000000837.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>ਅਸਾਨੀ ਨਾਲ ਸਮਝ ਆ ਜਾਣ ਵਾਲੀ ਸਮੁੱਚੀ ਝਾਤ ਵਿੱਚ ਇਸ ਗੰਭੀਰ ਚਮੜੀ ਲਾਗ ਦੀਆਂ ਨਿਸ਼ਾਨੀਆਂ, ਕਾਰਨ, ਇਲਾਜ ਅਤੇ ਡਾਕਟਰੀ ਸਹਾਇਤਾ ਲੈਣ ਲਈ ਮਸ਼ਵਰਾ ਕਦੋਂ ਲੈਣਾ ਹੈ ਸ਼ਾਮਲ ਹੁੰਦਾ ਹੈ।</p>
CelulitisCCelulitisCellulitisSpanishNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2010-03-05T05:00:00Z000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>La celulitis en niños es una infección de la piel causada por algunas bacterias. Lea más información sobre signos, síntomas y tratamientos de la celulitis.</p>
செலுலைடிஸ்செலுலைடிஸ்CellulitisTamilNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2010-03-05T05:00:00Z000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>செலுசைடிஸ் என்பது தோல் மற்றும் ஆழ்ந்த திசுக்கள் மீது பாக்டீரியாவால் ஏற்படும் தொற்றுநோயாகும். பிள்ளைகளின் செலுசைடிஸிற்கான காரணங்கள், அறிகுறிகள் மற்றும் செலுசைடிஸிற்கான சிகிச்சை ஆகியவற்றைப் பற்றி படித்தறியுங்கள்.<br></p>
خلیوں کے نسیج کی سوزش یعنی جلد کے نیچے والے گوشت تک ورم اور چھوتخخلیوں کے نسیج کی سوزش یعنی جلد کے نیچے والے گوشت تک ورم اور چھوتCellulitisUrduNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2010-03-05T05:00:00Z000Flat ContentHealth A-Zالتہاب نسیج جلد اور اندرونی نسیجوں میں ہونے والا ایک جراثیمی انفیکشن ہے۔ بچوں میں التہاب نسیج کی وجوہات، علامات اور التہاب نسیج کے علاج کے بارے میں پڑھیں۔

 

 

 

 

Cellulitis801.000000000000CellulitisCellulitisCEnglishDermatologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)SkinSkinConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2024-01-28T05:00:00Z9.4000000000000052.7000000000000695.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p>Learn about the causes, symptoms and treatment of this serious skin infection.</p><h2>What is cellulitis?</h2><p>Cellulitis is a common skin infection caused by bacteria. The infection makes the skin look swollen and red. The infected area is also usually warm and painful.</p><p>Cellulitis can occur on any part of the body. It can start with a small area that then gets bigger.</p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>Cellulitis is a skin infection caused by bacteria that is treated with antibiotics.</li><li>The infection causes swelling, redness, pain and heat in the affected area.</li><li>Left untreated, cellulitis can spread and cause serious complications.</li></ul><figure><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/PMD_cellulitis_cheek_EN.jpg" alt="Infant with swollen cheeks" /> </figure> <h2>Signs and symptoms of cellulitis</h2><p>Your child may have cellulitis if an affected area of skin is:</p><ul><li>swollen</li><li>painful</li><li>red</li><li>warm</li><li>tender</li></ul><h2>Causes of cellulitis</h2><p>Cellulitis occurs when bacteria enter your child’s body through a scratch, cut or other break in the skin. The bacteria most likely to cause cellulitis are group A <em>Streptococcus</em> and <em>Staphylococcus</em>. You might not be able to see where the bacteria enter.</p><p>Your child is more likely to get this infection if they have:</p><ul><li>dry or flaky skin</li><li>other skin conditions such as <a href="/Article?contentid=773&language=English">eczema</a></li><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=933&language=English">burns</a>, scratches, splinters, <a href="/Article?contentid=1046&language=English">cuts or scrapes</a></li><li>spider or insect bites</li><li>an incision from recent surgery</li></ul><h2>What a health-care provider can do for cellulitis</h2><p>Your child’s health-care provider will examine your child to determine if they have cellulitis. If the cellulitis is more severe, your child may also need a blood test. A health-care provider may outline the affected area with pen to see if the infection spreads.</p><h3>Antibiotics</h3><p>If your child has cellulitis, their health-care provider will prescribe an antibiotic to treat the infection. Your child can usually take this antibiotic orally (by mouth).</p><p>Your child might need an intravenous antibiotic (one delivered through the vein) if their infection is more severe.</p><p>After your child starts antibiotics, the area of redness can sometimes become worse before it gets better. The infection should begin to improve after a few days of treatment.</p><h2>Complications of cellulitis</h2><p>Cellulitis can cause serious complications if it is not treated because the bacteria can spread to other parts of the body or infect deeper tissues below the skin. Complications include abscesses, infection in the blood (bacteremia), <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=2316&language=English">sepsis</a>, meningitis and necrotizing fasciitis.</p><h3>Signs that cellulitis has become severe and spread to other parts of the body</h3><ul><li>neck stiffness</li><li>excessive sleepiness, confusion or disorientation</li><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=746&language=English">vomiting</a> (throwing up)</li><li>difficulty walking</li><li>seizures (convulsions)</li><li>cold, clammy skin</li><li>rapidly spreading redness or swelling</li><li>severe pain</li><li>rapid breathing</li></ul><h2>Taking care of your child at home</h2><h3>Finish all antibiotics</h3><p>Even if your child is feeling better, continue to give them the antibiotics until they are finished.<br></p><h3>Treat fever and pain</h3><p>Give your child <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/article?contentid=62&language=English">acetaminophen</a> or <a href="/Article?contentid=153&language=English">ibuprofen</a> to treat <a href="/Article?contentid=30&language=English">fever</a> or <a href="/pain">pain</a>. You can also help decrease pain by applying cool packs to the affected area.</p><h2>How to prevent cellulitis</h2><p>The best way to prevent cellulitis is to treat skin conditions such as <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=790&language=English">dry skin</a>, <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=28&language=English">molluscum</a> or <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=773&language=English">eczema</a> and to <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=1191&language=English">clean wounds</a> when they occur. To prevent cellulitis resulting from burns, scrapes or cuts, remember to immediately clean wounds well with soap and water. Keep open wounds clean, dry and covered until they form a scab and seek medical care for any puncture wounds or deep wounds.<br></p> <h2>When to see a health-care provider</h2><p>See your child’s health-care provider when they first show symptoms of cellulitis.</p><p>Go the nearest emergency department if your child:</p><ul><li>cannot take the prescribed antibiotic because they are vomiting often</li><li>has a fever lasting longer than 72 hours after first taking the antibiotic</li><li>has increased swelling, redness or pain after the first 24 to 48 hours of antibiotic treatment</li><li>develops red streaks on the skin, spreading out from the initial site of infection</li><li>has cellulitis around an eye that does not improve after 24 to 48 hours of antibiotic treatment</li><li>has neck stiffness</li><li>has excessive sleepiness, confusion or disorientation</li><li>has cold, clammy skin</li><li>has rapidly spreading redness or swelling</li><li>has severe pain</li><li>has rapid breathing</li></ul><p>Your child may show physical changes when their condition is serious or when their condition gets worse. Parents and caregivers can learn how to <a href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/20231025_SIGNSMaterials_EN.pdf">spot these signs</a> in order to seek help from a health-care provider.</p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/PMD_cellulitis_cheek_EN.jpgCellulitisFalse

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