Should I talk to my doctor about cellulitis symptoms?

If you have symptoms of cellulitis (redness, swelling, heat, and soreness in a limited area), you should speak to your doctor right away. Cellulitis is often a minor infection that goes away with antibiotics. If not treated properly, cellulitis infections can occur again and again, resulting in persistently swollen skin. Additionally, cellulitis can spread to other areas of the body, causing life-threatening complications.

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