Do you know what Cellulitis is? Cellulitis is a noun. Cellulitis is a spreading bacterial infection just below the skin surface. It is most commonly caused by Streptococcus pyogenes or Staphylococcus aureus. I have it today and the infection is pretty bad. The good news is that I don’t need to go to the hospital. The bad news is that it can get worse very quickly. Cell-u-li-tis is how you pronounce it and any word that ends with ‘itis’ means inflammation. Inflammation means swelling. Cellulitis most often occurs on the face, neck, and legs. The red, painful region grows bigger as the infection and resulting tissue damage spread. I’ve researched cellulitis and it says that you can even get it in your eye and boy that must be painful.
In my case it’s started on my left wrist and the infection tracks went up my forearm and just above my elbow. The pain is travelling up my arm and can be very serious. As the nurse put the pin through my skin to make sure the wound was cleaned, you could see all of the yucky, gooey pus. My body’s reaction to damage is inflammation which is characterized by pain, redness, heat, and swelling. If not treated quickly then I’ll probably end up in hospital. That won’t be fun. Have you ever had it before? If I had to tell you how sore it is out of one to ten it would be a seven or more. It started on Tuesday but I didn’t get Cellulitis until Friday the eleventh of April 2014. The doctor gave me a antibiotic pills to take for seven days but three each day.
Watch out before the Cellulitis attacks you!!!!