Why Is Cellulitis Relative to Lymphedema?

Q:
Why is cellulitis relative to lymphedema?

A:
If you have a spreading rash, and if it is warm and tender, you should go to see a doctor because it can indicate cellulitis. This is a serious bacterial infection. It can infect both the skin and the underlying tissue.

You need immediate medical care and treatment, because cellulitis can spread at a high speed and can be life-threatening.

Lymphedema happens after removal of or damage to lymph nodes. If the lymph nodes don’t function well, it can be hard for your lymphatic system to deal with injury. That is why even a tiny cut of your limb can lead to infection.

Key words: cellulitis lymphedema;  lymphedema cellulitis

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