Inflammatory cellulitis – What it is and how it is treated
Inflammatory cellulitis, despite its common name, is not related to the well-known, “orange peel look”.
Specifically, it is an acute inflammation of the skin and subcutaneous tissue, which is usually caused by the streptococcus (Streptococcus pyogenes) or staphylococcus (Staphylococcus aureus) virus.
Pain in the affected limb
Increased heat in the skin
Flu-like symptoms (fever, malaise, etc.)
A diagnosis by your dermatologist is recommended and empiric therapy is given which should cover both staphylococci and streptococci.