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Deep Skin Infection

Deep Skin Infection Causes

Deep skin infection is caused by the bacterial strains of Group A Streptococcus and Staphylococcus. The can enter the skin by insect bites, blieters, rashes and intravenous procedures such as tattoos.

Deep Skin Infection Definition

Deep skin infection, or cellulites, is the inflammation of the connective tissues underneath the skin. It is a bacterial infection brought about by exogenous bacteria due to previous wounds, bites, sores or lacerations. This infection, when not treated, may lead to necrotizing fasciitis, wherein the bacteria eats away the affected tissue resulting to amputation.

Deep Skin Infection Diagnosis

The disease can be diagnosed by ultrasound.

Deep Skin Infection Symptoms and Signs

The symptoms of the inflammation are headache, fever, nausea, as well as swelling and tenderness of the affected area.

Deep Skin Infection Treatment

The infection can be resolved by the injection on intravenous antibiotics to fight the bacteria that cause the swelling. Combinations of antibiotic treatments are also prescribed as well as adequate rest. Severe cases however, will require surgery.

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