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What You Need to Know About Erysipelas


Erysipelas is a bacterial formation in the skin that can be dangerous if not treated.

Generally young children (especially 2 to 6 years old) and adults over the age of 60 are more likely to develop erysipelas. [1]

1. Requires a medical diagnosis
2. Lab tests or imaging are often required
3. Can be both, acute and chronic

Erysipelas is caused in the upper dermis layer called the superficial cutaneous lymphatics. This disease has a clear margin of layer formation in the skin, that can be differentiated from the other layers of the skin as well.


Symptoms may include stark pain the infected portion of the skin with fever and chills accompanied by the inability to work.

People may also experience:
1. Pain in the face, hand and legs
2. Blisters on the outer layers, which can swell, and be extremely painful
3. Unexplained redness, swelling, irritation and rash on the skin


Self Care:
For swollen glands or skin irritation, rubbing the skin gently and taking care of the infected part can reduce further damage.

Anti-inflammatory drugs can be taken under doctor’s guidance and prescription.

Consult a doctor if the symptoms are evident and the condition worsens. At mfine, we provide accurate diagnosis and comprehensive treatment plans for all health concerns under a team of qualified doctors.

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