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What's cellulitis? A dermatologist explains

By Marjorie Montanez-Wiscovich, Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology, University of Florida
Arthur Mark Samia, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Dermatology, University of Florida
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Your skin usually deflects any bacteria it encounters, protecting you from all sorts of infections. However, when you get a bug bite or a rash, some of that bacteria can sneak in, potentially causing serious consequences.

For example, you might develop cellulitis – it’s the most common infection that occurs when bacteria breach the skin barrier. An estimated 1 in 503 people, or 0.2%, of the population get this painful red rash each…The Conversation


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