cellulite treatment and elimination
Cellulites are a spreading bacterial infection just below the skin surface. It is most commonly caused by Streptococcus pyogenes or Staphylococcus aurous. The word “cellulites” actually means “inflammation of the cells.” Specifically, cellulites refer to an infection of the tissue just below the skin surface. In humans, the skin and the tissues under the skin are the most common locations for microbial infection. Skin is the first defense against invading bacteria and other microbes. An infection can occur when this normally strong barrier is damaged due to surgery, injury, or a burn. Even something, as small as a scratch or an insect bite, allows bacteria to enter the skin, which may lead to an infection. Usually, the immune system kills any invading bacteria, but sometimes the bacteria are able to grow and cause an infection. Cellulites (sel-u-LI-tis) are a common, potentially serious bacterial skin infection. In simple Cellulites appears as a swollen, red area of skin that feels hot and tender, and it may spread rapidly.
Cellulites symptoms may mean that your skin is:
The changes in your skin may be accompanied by a fever. Over time, the area of redness tends to expand. Small red spots may appear on top of the reddened skin, and less commonly, small blisters may form and burst.
Cause of cellulites:
• Bacterial infection
• Streptococcus bacteria
• Chronic venous insufficiency (type of Venous Insufficiency)
• Streptococcus Group A
• Animal bite
• Hemophilus influenzae B – cellulites
• Adenitis – Cellulites
• Pasteurella multocida – cellulites at site of infection
• Orbital cellulitis
• Nocardiosis – cellulites
• Immunosuppressed patients
• Chediak-Higashi Syndrome – cellulites
• Diabetes mellitus
• Periorbital cellulitis
• Streptococcal Infections – cellulites
• WHIM syndrome – Cellulites
Who are more susceptible to cellulites?
• Obese people – obese people are more likely to have swelling in their legs. This raises the chances of developing cellulites.
• People with a weakened immune system – such as patients undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy, those with AIDS/HIV, and very elderly people.
• People with diabetes – if the diabetes is not properly treated or controlled the patient’s immune system will be weaker, he/she will have circulatory problems which can lead to skin ulcers. Poor control of blood glucose levels allows bacteria to grow faster in the affected tissue and facilitates rapid progression if the infection enters the bloodstream.
• People with blood circulation problems – if a person has poor circulation he/she is more likely to develop skin infections because the blood supply is not ideal for fighting off infections.
• People with chickenpox and shingles – chicken pox and shingles cause skin blisters. If the blisters break they become ideal routes for bacteria to get into the skin.
• People with lymphodema – people with lymphodema tend to have swollen skin which is more likely to crack. Cracks in the skin may become perfect entry routes for bacteria.
• People who have had cellulites before – anybody who has had cellulites has a higher risk of developing it again compared to others.
• People who inject illegal drugs – drug addicts who do not have access to a regular supply of clean needles are more likely suffer from infections deep inside the skin.
• Highly densely populated areas – there is a higher incidence of cellulites among people who share common living quarters, such as military installations, school/college dormitories, and homeless shelters.
Treatment in hospital
Some patients with severe cellulitis may require hospital treatment, especially if the cellulitis is deteriorating, if the patient has a high fever, vomiting, fails to respond to treatment, or has recurrences of cellulitis. Most people who are treated in hospital will receive their antibiotic through a vein in their arm (intravenously, using a drip).
Source by hemraj