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Cellulitis – Diagnosis and treatment


Your doctor will likely be able to diagnose cellulitis by looking at your skin. In some cases, he or she may suggest blood tests or other tests to help rule out other conditions.


Cellulitis treatment usually includes a prescription oral antibiotic. Within three days of starting an antibiotic, let your doctor know whether the infection is responding to treatment. You’ll need to take the antibiotic for as long as your doctor directs, usually five to 10 days but possibly as long as 14 days.

In most cases, signs and symptoms of cellulitis disappear after a few days. You may need to be hospitalized and receive antibiotics through your veins (intravenously) if:

  • Signs and symptoms don’t respond to oral antibiotics
  • Signs and symptoms are extensive
  • You have a high fever

Usually, doctors prescribe a drug that’s effective against both streptococci and staphylococci. It’s important that you take the medication as directed and finish the entire course of medication, even after you feel better.

Your doctor also might recommend elevating the affected area, which may speed recovery.

Lifestyle and home remedies

Try these steps to help ease any pain and swelling:

  • Place a cool, damp cloth on the affected area as often as needed for your comfort.
  • Ask your doctor to suggest an over-the-counter pain medication to treat pain.
  • Elevate the affected part of your body.
  • Ask your doctor whether it might help to wear compression wraps or stockings.

Preparing for your appointment

You’re likely to start by seeing your family doctor or a general practitioner, who may refer you to a doctor who specializes in skin disorders (dermatologist). If you have a severe infection, an emergency room doctor may examine you first. You may also be referred to an infectious disease specialist.

Here’s some information to help you get ready for your appointment.

What you can do

  • List your symptoms, including any that may seem unrelated to the reason for which you scheduled the appointment.
  • List key personal information, such as if you’ve had any recent surgeries, injuries, animal bites or insect bites.
  • List medications, vitamins and supplements you’re taking and the dosage.
  • List questions to ask your doctor.

Preparing a list of questions can help you make sure that you cover the points that are important to you. For cellulitis, some basic questions to ask your doctor include:

  • How might I have gotten this infection?
  • What tests do I need? Do these tests require special preparation?
  • How is this treated?
  • How long before the treatment starts working?
  • What side effects are possible with this medication?
  • I have other medical conditions. How do I manage them together?
  • Are there alternatives to antibiotics?
  • Is there a generic alternative to the medicine you’re prescribing?
  • How can I prevent this type of infection in the future?
  • Do you have any brochures or other printed material that I can have? What websites do you recommend?

Don’t hesitate to ask other questions you have.

What to expect from your doctor

Your doctor is likely to ask you a number of questions, such as:

  • When did your symptoms start?
  • Do you remember injuries or insect bites to that area?
  • How severe is the pain?
  • Does anything seem to improve your symptoms?
  • Are you allergic to or intolerant of any antibiotics?
  • Have you had this type of infection before?

What you can do in the meantime

You may need a prescription antibiotic to clear your infection. However, until you see your doctor, you can wash the injured area with soap and water and place a cool, damp cloth over the affected area for relief.

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Cellulitis | NHS inform

Cellulitis is an infection of the deeper layers of skin and the underlying tissue. It can be serious if not treated promptly.

The infection develops suddenly and can spread through the body quickly. Severe infections can spread deep into the body, and can be life threatening.

Most cases are successfully treated with antibiotics at home, although sometimes it needs to be treated in hospital.


Symptoms of cellulitis

Cellulitis causes an area of skin to suddenly become:

  • red
  • hot
  • swollen
  • painful
  • tender

It most often affects the lower legs, but can occur anywhere.

In more severe cases, cellulitis can also be accompanied – and often preceded – by:

  • a high temperature (fever) of 38C (100.4F) or above
  • vigorous shaking (rigors)
  • nausea and vomiting
  • dizziness
  • confusion

These are signs that the infection has spread deeper into the body. Read more about the symptoms of cellulitis.

When to get professional advice

See your pharmacist as soon as possible if an area of your skin suddenly turns red, painful and hot.

Early treatment can help reduce the risk of the infection becoming severe.

Call 999 for an ambulance or go to your nearest accident and emergency (A&E) department immediately if:

  • your face or the area around your eye is affected
  • your symptoms are getting rapidly worse
  • you experience other symptoms in addition to the changes in your skin, such as a fever or vomiting
  • you have a weak immune system – for example, because of HIV or chemotherapy – or severe lymphoedema, a condition that causes swelling in the body’s tissues
  • a young child or elderly person has possible cellulitis

Treatments for cellulitis

Cellulitis is usually treated with antibiotics. Many infections can be treated with antibiotic tablets at home.

You’ll usually be given a five-day course of treatment, and your symptoms should start to improve after a few days.

Make sure you complete the whole course of medicine you’ve been given, even if you’re feeling better. Contact your GP if your symptoms get worse after a few days or don’t improve within a week.

For serious infections, treatment is usually started in hospital. You’ll normally be given antibiotics directly into a vein through an injection or a drip.

Many hospitals can then arrange for this treatment to continue at home or in an outpatient clinic. Treatment is usually for five days.

If the infection responds to treatment quickly, it may be possible to complete the course with antibiotic tablets instead of having injections or a drip.

Read more about how cellulitis is treated.

Outlook for cellulitis

Cellulitis can usually be treated successfully with antibiotics, and most people make a full recovery.

But there is a risk it could cause potentially serious problems, particularly if it’s not treated quickly, such as:

Septicaemia and kidney problems can be life threatening and require immediate treatment in hospital.

Causes of cellulitis

Cellulitis is usually caused by a bacterial infection.

The bacteria that cause it often live harmlessly on the skin, but they can lead to an infection if they get into a break in your skin, such as:

In most cases the trigger for the infection is unknown.

The infection isn’t normally spread from person to person.

Read about the causes of cellulitis, including information on who’s most at risk of the condition.

Preventing cellulitis

If you’ve had cellulitis before, you’re more likely to get it again.

It’s not always possible to prevent it, but the following measures may help reduce your risk:

  • use moisturiser if your skin is dry or prone to cracking
  • lose weight if you’re overweight – being obese can increase your risk of cellulitis
  • try to ensure any conditions that can increase your risk of cellulitis – such as eczema, athlete’s foot, leg ulcers and lymphoedema – are well managed
  • make sure any cuts, grazes or bites are kept clean – wash them under running tap water and cover them with a plaster or dressing
  • wash your hands regularly – particularly when treating or touching a wound or skin condition

If you get cellulitis often or severely, your GP may refer you to a skin specialist called a dermatologist, or an infection specialist, to discuss the option of taking antibiotics on a long-term basis to protect against further infections.

Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Options

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What is Cellulitis?

Cellulitis is a serious bacterial infection of the skin. Bacteria break through the skin’s protective outer layer, typically at the site of an injury, such as a cut, puncture, sore, burn or bite. Cellulitis can occur at the site of surgery, or where there is a catheter. Once beneath the skin surface, bacteria multiply and make chemicals that cause inflammation in the skin. 

Cellulitis that is not caused by a wound or catheter most often occurs on the legs and feet. However, it can develop on any part of the body, including the trunk, arms and face. It often develops where there is edema (swelling), poor blood flow, or a skin rash that creates breaks in the skin, such as a fungus infection between the toes (athlete’s foot).  

Many types of bacteria can cause cellulitis. Most cases are caused by Streptococcus pyogenes (strep) or Staphylococcus aureus (staph). A strain of staph known as community-acquired methicillin-resistant staphylococcal aureus, or “community-acquired MRSA” can lead to blistering of the skin and a deeper, more serious infection. 

Less common bacteria varieties can cause infection after animal bites, puncture wounds through wet shoes, or wounds exposed to freshwater lakes, aquariums, or swimming pools. When cellulitis is located around an eye socket, it is named periorbital cellulites. Because infection around the eye can spread to the brain if it is not quickly treated with antibiotics, periorbital cellulitis requires prompt medical attention. 

Medical conditions that are closely related to cellulitis include: 

  • Erysipelas, a skin infection that causes raised, firm, bright red patches of skin — Usually, it is caused by Streptococcus bacteria. Erysipelas occurs most often on an arm or leg that has been damaged by previous surgery or is chronically swollen due to poor lymph flow (lymphedema). Erysipelas also can develop on the face, typically across the bridge of the nose and upper cheeks. 
  • Necrotizing fasciitis, also known as “flesh-eating strep” — This is an infection of the tissues below the skin, rather than the skin itself. Often, the skin in the area is discolored and extremely painful. Fasciitis is a life-threatening infection that requires prompt medical attention.


In cellulitis, the affected skin feels warm and is usually red, swollen and painful. The redness can be slight or can stand out compared to surrounding skin. The area of warmth can be felt with the back of the hand, especially when compared to surrounding skin. There may be a spreading network of red streaks in the skin, caused by infection in the vessels that carry lymph (tissue fluid), as well as enlarged lymph nodes (swollen glands) near the area of infection.

Fever and a general sick feeling (malaise) often accompany cellulitis. Severe infections can cause low blood pressure if bacteria get into the bloodstream. Bloodstream infections (blood poisoning) from cellulitis are particularly dangerous in the very young and very old, as well as in those with weakened immune systems or abnormal heart valves.


Many people who develop cellulitis have no other medical problems and no obvious injury or skin damage that allowed the infection to occur. 

Your doctor can usually diagnose cellulitis based on your recent medical history, your symptoms and a physical examination. Your doctor may recommend tests to look for other conditions that may mimic cellulitis. For example, an ultrasound of the veins in your leg can help detect a blood clot. X-rays can help to determine whether the skin infection has spread to the bone. 

In most cases, your doctor is not able to specifically tell you what bacteria type has caused your infection. Studies have shown that culture of the skin is not useful. An antibiotic can be chosen that kills most bacteria types that are causes of cellulitis. Your treatment can be adjusted if you are not improving.

Expected Duration

How long cellulitis lasts depends on the extent of the cellulitis, the bacteria that caused the infection and your general health. Without proper antibiotic treatment, some forms of cellulitis can cause serious complications within a few days, even in otherwise healthy people.


To help prevent cellulitis: 

  • Prevent skin injury — Wear protective gloves while gardening and working outdoors. Wear long sleeves and trousers while hiking. Avoid going barefoot outdoors. Wear protective padding on elbows and knees while skating. 
  • Treat minor skin wounds promptly — Gently wipe away dirt, wash with antibiotic soap, apply antibiotic ointment and cover with a clean bandage. 
  • Seek medical attention — Medical attention is needed for all deep puncture wounds and animal bites and for all deep wounds involving a joint, hand or foot.


Cellulitis is treated with antibiotics. Your doctor will choose a specific antibiotic depending on the site of your cellulitis and the likely cause of your infection. Most cases of cellulitis improve quickly once you start taking antibiotics. 

If you have mild cellulitis, you can usually treat it at home with antibiotics taken by mouth. However, keep in touch with your doctor to be sure that the infection is improving as expected. At home, warm compresses, such as a warm, moist washcloth, and elevating the infected area can help.  

If you have severe cellulitis, you may need to be treated in the hospital with antibiotics given intravenously (into a vein). 

Community-acquired MRSA infections may worsen despite antibiotic treatment, because the antibiotics that are most commonly selected to treat cellulitis do not reliably kill this bacteria. If within the first two or three days of treatment you don’t have obvious improvement in your skin pain, redness, and swelling, or if you develop blisters or pus on the surface of your skin rash, contact your doctor immediately. These can be signs of community-acquired MRSA infection.

When To Call A Professional

Call your doctor whenever a skin injury becomes red, warm, swollen or tender. Call your doctor promptly if you get a deep puncture wound, especially on a hand or foot, or if you are bitten by an animal or human.


In most cases, symptoms of cellulitis begin to improve within 24 to 48 hours after starting treatment with appropriate antibiotics. Always take all the antibiotics prescribed by your doctor, even if you think your infection has been cured. The prognosis is generally good, but the condition can return, especially in people with poor circulation, chronic (long-term) swelling in the legs or skin that is in poor condition.

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What is cellulitis? The infection that causes just one foot to get red

Example of cellulitis in left foot. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Cellulitis is one of the most common bacterial skin infections, characterized by tenderness, swelling, and redness around affected sites. Unlike other skin infections, which can be more superficial, cellulitis involves the skin’s deeper layers and can become life-threatening if left untreated.

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, about 15 million Americans suffer from cellulitis every year.

Although they might sound similar, cellulitis shouldn’t be confused with cellulite, which is a totally harmless skin condition that causes lumpy, dimpled flesh on the thighs, buttocks, and abdomen. Cellulitis is also often confused with stasis dermatitis because it also causes the legs to get red, itchy, and swollen. The main difference is that stasis dermatitis is treated with compression to get the fluid out of the legs, whereas cellulitis requires antibiotics.

What causes cellulitis?

The vast majority of cellulitis cases are caused by Streptococcus and Staphylococcus bacteria, which can cause infections when they enter through a crack, break, or cut in the skin. Lately, researchers have drawn attention to an increasing number of more serious cellulitis caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

Theoretically, cellulitis can appear anywhere on the body, though by far the most common site of infection is the lower leg. However, any area of the skin that has been disrupted can be at risk of developing cellulitis, such as where you’ve had surgery, cuts, puncture wounds, animal bites, an ulcer, or dermatitis.

Besides injuries, such as cuts, fractures, burns, or scrapes, other risk factors for cellulitis include:

  • a weakened immune system as a result of diabetes, leukemia, HIV/AIDS, or certain medications;
  • skin conditions such as eczema and athlete’s foot, which can break the skin and allow bacteria to creep through;
  • chronic swelling in the arms or legs, a condition that typically occurs post-surgery;
  • obesity;
  • history of cellulitis since having cellulitis before makes you prone to develop it again.

What are the symptoms of cellulitis?

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The following symptoms may be signs of cellulitis:

  • Red area of skin that tends to expand
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness
  • Pain
  • Warmth
  • Fever
  • Red spots
  • Blisters
  • Skin dimpling

Cellulitis isn’t contagious. Although the skin infection is common and usually not cause for great concern if left untreated, cellulitis can spread rapidly throughout the body, causing potentially fatal sepsis. So the earlier the infection is treated, the better. A doctor’s appointment is mandatory, preferably that day, if a patient has both a red, swollen, tender rash and a fever.

How is cellulitis treated?

As is the case for other bacterial infections, cellulitis treatment usually involves a prescription of oral antibiotics. Doctors often turn to penicillin, cephalosporin or erythromycin, according to the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology (AOCD). Usually, the course of antibiotics lasts five to 10 days, although some doctors prescribe a two-week prescription.

The red area on your foot or other body part affected by cellulitis should start to improve within three days of starting antibiotics. But It’s important that you take the medication as directed and finish the entire course of medication, even after you feel better.

While taking antibiotics, you can reduce the pain by placing a cool, damp cloth on the site of infection. Elevating the affected part of your body can also help manage the pain, as well as over-the-counter pain medication.

The best thing you can do is to take steps to prevent cellulitis altogether. It’s important to wash a wound daily with soap and water, as well as change bandages at least daily. Applying a protective cream or over-the-counter ointments, such as Vaseline or Polysporin, can further reduce the risk of infection. Those who have diabetes and poor blood circulation need to take extra steps to prevent skin injury.

Cellulitis: Treatment, symptoms, causes and pictures

What is cellulitis? Cellulitis is an infection in the skin caused by bacteria in which the skin becomes red and swollen. It can appear anywhere on the body, but it usually shows up on the legs in adults and on the face or neck in children, according to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). If it infects the skin around the eyes it’s called periorbital cellulitis.

“Cellulitis sometimes can happen following a cut or wound, and it can happen after surgery as well, around an incision,” said Dr. Allison Arthur, a dermatologist and dermopathologist at Sand Lake Dermatology Center in Orlando, Florida, and a member of the American Academy of Dermatology.

It’s a common infection on the skin — the AAD estimates that 14.5 million people in the U.S. get cellulitis every year.

Cellulitis in the legs usually shows up on just one leg. “If you think you have it in both legs, chances are something else is going on,” said Dr. Laura Ferris, associate professor and director of clinical trials in the dermatology department at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and a member of the American Academy of Dermatology.

It’s often confused with stasis dermatitis, where the legs get red, itchy and swollen because the fluid doesn’t get pumped out of them properly. “For stasis dermatitis, you don’t need antibiotics; you need compression to get the fluid out of the legs,” Ferris said.

Symptoms of cellulitis

With cellulitis, you’ll find that an area of skin is red, swollen and warm. You might notice that it’s painful if you press on it. With a severe infection, you might see blisters, swollen lymph nodes, a red streak, an open sore or a bump that contains pus.

You could also have other signs of infection, such as fever, chills, fatigue, cold sweats, nausea, sleepiness or difficulty concentrating, according to the AAD.


Causes of cellulitis

What causes cellulitis? Two common types of bacteria are often causes of cellulitis — streptococcus (aka strep) and staphylococcus (aka staph). These bacteria live on our skin, but can be harmful if they find an opening in the skin and get into the body.

According to the AAD, entry points for bacteria could be:

  • Sores
  • Burns
  • Cuts, scratches or abrasions
  • Cracks from eczema, athlete’s foot or dry skin

You’re at higher risk for cellulitis if you:

  • Are middle-aged or older
  • Are overweight or obese
  • Have diabetes or long-term liver or kidney disease
  • Recently had surgery
  • Injure your skin frequently, for example, if you’re an athlete or an active-duty member of the military

Summertime also presents some factors that can increase your chance of cellulitis infection, such as hot temperatures and insects. Cellulitis, said Ferris, can occur more frequently in summer because of “leg swelling, risk of injuring (your) feet walking barefoot and, possibly, from bug bites too.”

“Cellulitis sometimes can happen following a cut or wound, and it can happen after surgery as well, around an incision,” said Dr. Allison Arthur.Wendy Townrow / Getty Images stock

Diagnosing cellulitis

Your doctor can diagnose cellulitis by examining your skin and asking questions about your health history, medical conditions, medications and recent injuries, according to the AAD.

Arthur points out that a lot of times, dermatologists’ schedules are booked out in advance for specialty appointments. So people often see their primary care physician or visit an urgent care center or an emergency room if they suspect cellulitis.

Treatment for cellulitis

Doctors prescribe antibiotics for treatment of cellulitis. They often turn to penicillin, cephalosporin or erythromycin, according to the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology (AOCD). For severe cases you might need IV antibiotics administered in a hospital.

Cellulitis in the legs usually shows up on just one leg. “If you think you have it in both legs, chances are something else is going on,” said Dr. Laura Ferris.Casa nayafana / Shutterstock

According to the AAD, to help your body heal, you’ll also need to care for the wound where the infection entered your body, get plenty of rest, and elevate your leg if that’s where you have cellulitis.

It’s important to treat cellulitis to prevent it from getting worse and to keep the infection from spreading.

You can help prevent cellulitis by keeping any wounds clean and covered with bandages, according to the AAD.

Stephanie Thurrott is a writer who covers mental health, personal growth, wellness, family, food and personal finance, and dabbles in just about any other topic that grabs her attention. When she’s not writing, look for her out walking her dog or riding her bike in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley. 

Cellulitis | DermNet NZ

Author: Dr Amy Stanway, Department of Dermatology, Waikato Hospital, Hamilton, New Zealand, 2001. Reviewed and updated by Dr Jannet Gomez, Postgraduate Student in Clinical Dermatology, Queen Mary University London, United Kingdom; Chief Editor, Hon A/Prof Amanda Oakley, Dermatologist, Hamilton, New Zealand, July 2016.

What is cellulitis?

Cellulitis is a common bacterial infection of the lower dermis and subcutaneous tissue.  It results in a localised area of red, painful, swollen skin, and systemic symptoms. Similar symptoms are experienced with the more superficial infection, erysipelas, so cellulitis and erysipelas are often considered together. 


Who gets cellulitis?

Cellulitis affects people of all ages and races. Predispositions to cellulitis include:

Many people falsely attribute an episode of cellulitis to an unseen spider bite. Documented spider bites have not led to cellulitis. 

What causes cellulitis?

The most common bacteria causing cellulitis are Streptococcus pyogenes (two-thirds of cases) and Staphylococcus aureus (one third). Rare causes of cellulitis include: 

  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa, usually in a puncture wound of foot or hand
  • Haemophilus influenzae, in children with facial cellulitis
  • Anaerobes, Eikenella, Streptococcus viridans, due to human bite
  • Pasteurella multocida, due to cat or dog bite
  • Vibrio vulnificus, due to saltwater exposure, eg coral injury
  • Aeromonas hydrophila from fresh or saltwater exposure, eg following leech bites
  • Erysipelothrix (erysipeloid), in butchers.

What are the clinical features of cellulitis?

Cellulitis can affect any site, most often a limb

  • It is usually unilateral; a bilateral disease is more often due to another condition
  • It can occur by itself or complicate an underlying skin condition or wound.

The first sign of the illness is often feeling unwell, with fever, chills and shakes (rigors). This is due to bacteria in the bloodstream (bacteraemia). Systemic symptoms are soon followed by the development of a localised area of painful, red, swollen skin. Other signs include:

  • Dimpled skin (peau d’orange)
  • Warmth
  • Blistering
  • Erosions and ulceration
  • Abscess formation
  • Purpura: petechiae, ecchymoses, or haemorrhagic bullae

Cellulitis may be associated with lymphangitis and lymphadenitis, which are due to bacteria within lymph vessels and local lymph glands. A red line tracks from the site of infection to nearby tender, swollen lymph glands.

After successful treatment, the skin may flake or peel off as it heals. This can be itchy.

What are the complications of cellulitis?

Severe or rapidly progressive cellulitis may lead to:

  • Necrotising fasciitis (a more serious soft tissue infection recognised by severe pain, skin pallor, loss of sensation, purpura, ulceration and necrosis)
  • Gas gangrene
  • Severe sepsis (blood poisoning) 
  • Infection of other organs, eg pneumonia, osteomyelitis, meningitis
  • Endocarditis (heart valve infection).

Sepsis is recognised by fever, malaise, loss of appetite, nausea, lethargy, headache, aching muscles and joints. The serious infection leads to hypotension (low blood pressure, collapse), reduced capillary circulation, heart failure, diarrhoea, gastrointestinal bleeding, renal failure and loss of consciousness. 

How is the diagnosis of cellulitis made?

The diagnosis of cellulitis is primarily based on clinical features. Investigations may reveal:

  • Leukocytosis (raised white cell count).
  • Elevated C-reactive protein (CRP)
  • The causative organism, on the culture of blood or of pustules, crusts, erosions or wound.

Imaging may be performed. For example:

  • Chest X-ray in case of heart failure or pneumonia
  • Doppler ultrasound to look for blood clots (deep vein thrombosis)
  • MRI in case of necrotising fasciitis.

What is the differential diagnosis of cellulitis?

Cellulitis is often diagnosed when another inflammatory skin disease is actually responsible for redness and swelling. Conditions causing ‘pseudocellulitis’ include: 


What is the treatment for cellulitis?

Cellulitis is potentially serious. The patient should rest and elevate the affected limb. The edge of the involved area of swelling should be marked to monitor progression/regression of the infection.

Knowledge of local organisms and resistance patterns is essential in selecting appropriate antibiotics. The management of cellulitis is becoming more complicated due to rising rates of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and macrolide- or erythromycin-resistant Streptococcus pyogenes.

Treatment of uncomplicated cellulitis

If there are no signs of systemic illness or extensive cellulitis, patients can be treated with oral antibiotics at home, for a minimum of 5–10 days. In some cases, antibiotics are continued until all signs of infection have cleared (redness, pain and swelling), sometimes for several months. Treatment should also include:

  • Analgesia to reduce pain
  • Adequate water/fluid intake
  • Management of co-existing skin conditions like venous eczema or tinea pedis

Treatment of cellulitis with systemic illness

More severe cellulitis and systemic symptoms should be treated with fluids, intravenous antibiotics and oxygen. The choice of antibiotics depends on local protocols based on prevalent organisms and their resistance patterns and may be altered according to culture/susceptibility reports.

  • Penicillin-based antibiotics are often chosen (eg penicillin G or flucloxacillin)
  • Amoxicillin and clavulanic acid provide broad-spectrum cover if unusual bacteria are suspected
  • Cephalosporins are also commonly used (eg ceftriaxone, cefotaxime or cefazolin)
  • Clindamycin, sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim, doxycycline and vancomycin are used in patients with penicillin or cephalosporin allergy, or where infection with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is suspected  
  • Broad-spectrum antibiotics may also include linezolid, ceftaroline, or daptomycin

Sometimes oral probenecid is added to maintain antibiotic levels in the blood.

Treatment may be switched to oral antibiotics when the fever has settled, cellulitis has regressed, and CRP is reducing.

Multidisciplinary care

  • An internal medicine physician is consulted to assess and manage sepsis.
  • The infectious diseases service can advise on microbiology and choice of antibiotic.
  • A surgeon is called to drain an abscess, debride necrotic tissue, and relieve compression symptoms, eg compartment syndrome.
  • An ophthalmologist should be involved in the case of orbital cellulitis.
  • A dermatologist may be called to confirm the diagnosis of cellulitis or suggest alternative diagnoses.
  • Specialist nurses may advise on dressings and bandaging. 

What is the management of recurrent cellulitis?

Patients with recurrent cellulitis should:

  • Avoid trauma, wear long sleeves and pants in high-risk activities, such as gardening
  • Keep skin clean and well moisturised, with nails well tended
  • Avoid having blood tests taken from the affected limb
  • Treat fungal infections of hands and feet early
  • Keep swollen limbs elevated during rest periods to aid lymphatic circulation. Those with chronic lymphoedema may benefit from compression garments.

Patients with 2 or more episodes of cellulitis may benefit from chronic suppressive antibiotic treatment with low-dose penicillin V or erythromycin, for one to two years.

Symptoms, Causes, Pictures, and Treatment

Cellulitis is a common infection of the skin, almost always caused by bacteria. The infection can come on suddenly and usually spreads from the skin surface and then goes deeper. It spreads below the epidermis, the top layer of skin, into the dermis and the subcutaneous fat. It can cause redness, skin swelling, pain, heat at the site, and possibly fever.

Cellulitis often infects the leg and sometimes the face, hands, or arms. It usually affects only one place at a time—for example, just one leg, not both.


Cellulitis can begin with a nick in the skin, whether through a cut, a bite, or a burn.

Other skin conditions, like eczema or athlete’s foot, can cause small breakdowns in the skin and can lead to cellulitis. Those who have swelling in their legs such as from venous stasis or lymphedema (e.g., after surgery for breast cancer), those with varicose veins, or those who have had vein grafts taken tend to have more cases of cellulitis, as they cannot clear bacteria as quickly, allowing the bacteria to survive, divide, and cause infections.

Other risk factors for cellulitis also include obesity, leg swelling, and diabetes. Foot checks performed by a doctor are important in those with diabetic neuropathy to make sure they don’t have any skin breakdown, ulcers, or wounds if they can’t see for themselves.

Cellulitis is more common in older adults but can happen in any age group and either gender. One study published in 2006 found that about one in 400 people will develop cellulitis each year. 

Types of Cellulitis

Cellulitis infections are often caused by the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus (including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus [MRSA]) and Group A Streptococcus. Many cases of Staph aureus are now resistant to the antibiotics that once worked.

Rare Types

There are a few rare causes of less common types of cellulitis. Some of these can be dangerous in those at risk—such as those who are immunosuppressed, have diabetes, lack a spleen, or have liver problems.

Cat bites, which can be deep and more dangerous than commonly realized, can introduce Pasteurella multocida, leading to serious infections of the skin and deeper structures. Dog bites can in rare cases lead to a serious cause of infection, Capnocytophaga, which is very dangerous in those who do not have spleens.

Exposure to warm salt water, such as from a walk on the beach, especially in those with liver or alcohol problems, can lead to Vibrio vulnificus. This is a serious infection which can be fatal if not quickly treated.

Freshwater exposure can be associated with Aeromonas hydrophila infections. Children sometimes have infections with Haemophilus influenza.

Surgery can lead to cellulitis, even rare types like mycobacterial infections. Those who are immunocompromised can be prone to a wide range of infections, like Pseudomonas, Proteus, Fusarium, and Serratia.

Those at risk may require different antibiotics up front, even though most cellulitis cases are caused by either Staph or Strep infections.

Cellulitis can also be confused with a DVT (deep vein thrombosis), which requires very different treatment. It is important to talk to your doctor to make the right diagnosis.


Treatment usually consists of oral antibiotics. Most patients get better quickly and do not require hospitalization.

Because it is uncommon for people with cellulitis to discover the exact type of bacteria causing the infection (there is rarely any testing performed to show which type of bacteria is responsible), doctors often have to make educated guesses about what the likeliest bacteria are and base treatment on those guesses. This is called empiric therapy.

Using empiric therapy, antibiotics are selected by the doctor to cover the most likely types of bacteria, depending on what specific risks the patient has. Because MRSA can cause cellulitis but is often resistant to common antibiotics, empiric antibiotics treating MRSA should sometimes be given to patients with cellulitis to increase the chance that antibiotics will work.

It may be helpful to draw a line around the borders of an infection if it is visible in order to determine whether the cellulitis is growing or receding. It can be hard to tell overnight if the cellulitis has gotten better or worse.

If there is swelling or the person does not have good vein or lymph flow, lift the leg or arm affected to let the fluid drain.

It is common that the infection does not quickly recede. It may take a day or two to really see the infection fading.

However, if someone becomes more ill or febrile, or the infection is not diminishing, they may need to be hospitalized and may need IV antibiotics.

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Cellulitis on a foot.

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Cellulitis on an ankle.

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Cellulitis on a leg.


Cellulitis on a leg.

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Several complications may arise as a result of cellulitis.

Necrotizing Fasciitis

Necrotizing fasciitis is a rare infection of the deeper layers of skin, reaching down to the fascia below. It causes extreme pain and can spread very quickly. It can quickly lead to the death of the tissues in these layers (subcutaneous and fascia), and in turn lead to the death of the patient, especially if treatment (surgery and antibiotics) is not rapidly available.


Sepsis can occur when the bacteria from the skin reach deeper and spread through the blood, seeding other parts of the body. This can be very serious, requiring hospitalization and IV antibiotics.


Abscesses can form from severe infections. An abscess is a pocket of infection that can be difficult to clear. It may need drainage and not just antibiotics.

Orbital Cellulitis

Orbital cellulitis can occur when bacteria spread to the areas around the eye (behind the orbital septum). Any pain with moving the eye, inability to open the eye, infection around the eye, or swelling of the eyelid should be taken seriously. It is more common in children.

This type of cellulitis usually involves the spread of bacteria from a cellulitis in front and around the eye or from the sinuses (or bloodstream) to the eye socket. It is not the same as periorbital cellulitis, which refers to an infection only in front of the eye and not deeper into the eye socket.

Orbital cellulitis is a serious infection which can lead to loss of sight and even spread of bacteria to the meninges or brain.

A Word From Verywell

Cellulitis is a skin infection that comes on quickly and can turn serious. While some bacteria live on the skin at all times and are generally harmless, if they enter the skin, they can cause infection.

If you notice any swelling, redness, pain, or heat at a site where you’ve had a cut, bite, or burn on your body, seek medical care immediately.

90,000 Stop cellulite!

How to tidy up your figure, how to get rid of cellulite tells a SPA-esthetician, a specialist in correction
figures of the highest class Olga Gnezdilova.

Here you are once again standing in front of the mirror and sadly examining your figure. The sides, twisting the belly, excess and
irregularities in the hips and arms! Where to start? Just sitting on a rigid diet, you will lose up to 5 kg. But this
great stress for the body! Cellulite won’t disappear anywhere !!!

Therefore, to start treating cellulite, consult a specialist!

1. Complete and total detoxification of the body. Detox programs are carried out to activate lipolysis (breakdown
adipose tissue) throughout the body, for overall weight loss and weight loss. Detoxification is steaming in
hammam, body peeling, beneficial seaweed wraps
. Trace elements that are in algae (in the first
iodine) work with the receptors of fat cells, activate metabolism and the breakdown of fatty inclusions.

2. Further – anti-cellulite massage . Anti-cellulite massage is one of the most effective ways to normalize
lymph and blood circulation in tissues and get rid of ugly irregularities on the skin. Comprehensive efforts of specialists
are aimed at relieving local skin edema and improving local and general lymph circulation, which helps
“Break” fat bumps and tone the skin. Mechanical lymphatic drainage (pressotherapy
or myostimulation). I recommend carrying out such programs at least once a week

3. Cavitation – a proven solution in the fight against cellulite! Cavitation procedure (ultrasonic or
non-surgical liposuction) is performed once a week in the places of the greatest fat deposits. The procedure takes
about an hour. The result is the destruction of fat cells under the influence of a sound wave. Then
be sure to do lymphatic drainage programs to remove fat from the body – massage or “smart”
pressotherapy.In combination with the detoxification of the body, cavitation gives a stable and safe elimination of cellulite
and bumps in the hips and arms. I recommend 5 treatments.

4. VELA SHAPE (ELOS) – a method developed by Syneron (Israel). This method is irreplaceable if
“orange peel” was formed, skin tone decreased and thighs were swollen . In this case
the zone of local fat deposits is worked through with a vacuum roller nozzle, which is equipped with
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increases and the adipose tissue in the literal sense of the word begins to melt, and all the irregularities and bumps on
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Cellulite – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment – Medical Compass

Cellulite is dystrophic changes in the subcutaneous fatty tissue that lead to impaired blood circulation and lymphatic drainage.This process can be described as stagnation in adipose tissue, which leads to degenerative disorders in adipocytes (fat cells).

Symptoms of the disease

Symptoms of cellulite depend on the stage of the disease:

  • Stage 1 – pre-cellulite, there are no visible pathological changes on the skin yet, but some tendency to bruising can be noted, edema of peripheral tissues
  • Stage 2 – initial, swelling increases tissues, when the skin and subcutaneous tissue are compressed into a fold or when the muscles are strained, an “orange peel” appears (irregularities and bumps on the skin), the skin in the affected areas becomes pale, its elasticity decreases
  • Stage 3 – micronodular, the affected adipocytes “stick together” in conglomerates, connective tissue membranes appear, the symptom of “orange peel” is observed without special tests, nodules can be felt in the thickness of the tissues, the tissues swell, spider veins appear, with strong pressure pain appears
  • Stage 4 – macronodular, the nodes in the thickness of the tissues become large, soldered to each other and from the surrounding area tight tissues, they can be seen with the eye, when palpation of the skin, its soreness is noted, the tissues are very swollen.

Causes of the disease

The reasons for the development of cellulite changes have not yet been precisely studied. Studies have shown the role of factors such as genetic predisposition, endocrine disorders, dietary habits, ethnicity.

Predisposing factors for the development of cellulite :

  • Violation of normal peripheral circulation
  • Diseases of the endocrine system and various dyshormonal conditions
  • Inadequate and unbalanced nutrition
  • Frequent fluctuations in weight
  • Smoking
  • Chronic stress ).


To make a diagnosis, use subjective methods – visual examination and palpation (palpation) and objective special methods.

Special techniques in the diagnosis of cellulite :

  • Contact thermography, this diagnostic method allows you to identify areas of adipose tissue where blood flow is disturbed – “cold zones”. The thermographic system has the form of a plate based on liquid crystals. To detect temperature differences, it is only necessary to apply the plate to the suspicious area, while the areas with impaired blood flow will be blue.
  • Non-contact thermography – a special device is used – a thermograph, with its help the image is displayed on the computer screen, which allows it to be studied in detail.
  • Ultrasound allows you to accurately visualize all changes in the subcutaneous tissue and in the skin itself. With the help of ultrasound, you can track the dynamics of the disease and the effectiveness of the therapy.
  • CT and MRI. There is practically no need for such diagnostic methods, it is rarely used.


Cellulite is rarely accompanied by any serious complications.In some cases, at stage 4, the following complications may appear:

  • Development of elephantiasis (violation of lymph outflow with stagnation of lymph in peripheral tissues)
  • Trophic changes in the affected areas – ulceration, hemorrhage
  • Layering of purulent infection.

Treatment of the disease

Today there are many methods of cellulite treatment. The correct and effective therapeutic program can only be drawn up by a specialist after examination.

Cellulite treatment methods :

  • Anti-cellulite massage
  • Cosmetics with anti-cellulite action
  • Thalassotherapy (treatment with sand, sea water, mud and algae)
  • Anti-cellulite wraps
  • Vacuum massage
  • 69 Mesotherapy injections for problem anti-cellulite drugs)

  • Lipolysis – lipolysis – lipolysis by injection of lipolytic agents
  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Treatment with ultrasound
  • Hormone therapy.

What is it, how does it look and is treated?


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Cellulite on the legs: what is it, how does it look and is treated?

Cellulite – “orange peel”, which is a nightmare for many women.The disease occurs on the thighs, buttocks, legs. Consider the methods of dealing with it, as well as the reasons for its occurrence and consequences.

Cellulite is a cosmetic disease that occurs when there is a systemic disorder in the body. The causes of this pathology on the legs are:

  1. Incorrect power supply. If fat metabolism is disturbed in the body, the level of lipids rises, excess fat is deposited under the skin. As a result, fat cells multiply, die in large numbers and deform the appearance of the skin.
  2. A sharp transition from a low-carb diet to a high-calorie diet. If a person has been on a diet for a long time, and then “breaks down”, then the risk of excess weight and, as a result, the formation of cellulite is very high.
  3. Slight activity. If a person has a sedentary job and a sedentary lifestyle, then cellulite on the legs will appear faster.
  4. Frequent stress triggers multiple mechanisms that lead to the appearance of the “orange peel”.
  5. Genetic predisposition – transmitted through the female line.
  6. Unfavorable ecological situation.
  7. Disruptions in the hormonal system.
  8. Varicose veins. Patients with this disease are at risk, since lymph stagnation is formed and blood circulation is impaired.
  9. Congestion in the legs.
  10. Bad habits.

Any of these reasons can be a provoking factor for the appearance of ugly wrinkles in the lower extremities.

Symptoms of cellulite on the legs

The well-known “orange peel” is just one sign of a problem. In the earlier stages, there are other symptoms:

  • the rate of healing of wounds, bruises, hematomas decreases;
  • some areas of inflammation appear on the lower extremities as a result of stagnation of lymph and blood;
  • the skin becomes rough and inelastic;
  • dimples and bumps appear on the skin of the legs, which appear in a certain pattern.

Attention! At the last stage of cellulite, the so-called “encircling obesity” appears, in which there are systemic problems with internal organs, including the cardiovascular system.

Stages of pathology

Cellulite goes through several stages. The sooner you notice it, the easier it is to deal with it:

  1. Zero. External signs are completely absent. Changes begin at the cellular level.
  2. First. Laxity of the skin. The crust is visible only if the skin is gathered in a fold.
  3. Second. The first signs of classic cellulite appear, dimples and bumps are visible to the naked eye.
  4. Third. Nodules appear on the skin, it coarsens and becomes hard.
  5. Fourth. This is the final neglected stage of pathology, when serious medical assistance is required. Sensitivity may be lacking.

    Cellulite treatment should be started early. Lifestyle correction, active physical activity, proper nutrition, as well as various wraps and cosmetic procedures help. Sometimes carbon dioxide injections, instrumental massage and other effective cosmetic procedures are used. They must be performed under the supervision of specialists with the required qualifications.


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    Prowellness is provided for informational purposes only and is not a personal program, direct recommendation for action or medical advice.Do not use these materials for diagnosis, treatment, or any medical manipulation. Consult a physician before using any technique or using any product. This site is not a specialized medical portal and does not replace the professional advice of a specialist. The owner of the Site does not bear any responsibility to any party that has suffered indirect or direct damage as a result of improper use of materials posted on this resource.

    90,000 how to get rid of, anti-cellulite massage in ON CLINIC Ryazan, price

    Such a common phenomenon among the fair sex as cellulite on the legs and buttocks, is an increase in the size of fat cells in problem areas of the body. It is accompanied by the inability of blood and lymph to circulate normally in this tissue. This leads to the fact that the cells that make up the adipose tissue lose their ability to excrete the products of their vital activity, and is aggravated by the accumulation of not only fluid and fat, but also all kinds of toxins in them.

    The ugly “orange peel” on the thighs and legs is just these enlarged fat cells, which are “pulled” by the connective tissue. Moreover, this problem is not relevant only for girls and women with overweight – those who have an ideal ratio of “height-weight” parameters also often try to solve for themselves the question of how to get rid of cellulite.

    One of the main factors provoking the formation of cellulite is the action of such a female sex hormone as estrogen.This explains the fact that men almost never have an “orange peel” on their bodies.

    Stages of cellulite

    In order to decide how to remove cellulite, you need to determine at what stage it is. There are four of them:

    • At the first stage, there is a slight increase in the volume of the hips and buttocks, rather resembling edema. The skin remains smooth and elastic, but lymph congestion provokes “swelling” of problem areas. A woman may think she’s just a little better;
    • The second stage of cellulite is characterized by the fact that the volume of fluid, the outflow of which from the body must be ensured, is too large, and the veins no longer cope with this task.This is aggravated by compression of the veins, the cause of which is an increase in tissue volume. The fat layer becomes denser, the growth of connective tissue begins, visually resembling a honeycomb, which is attached to the skin and muscle;
    • The third stage of the disease is characterized by the fact that you can achieve the “orange peel” effect by collecting the skin in a fold;
    • at the last stage, cellulite is clearly visible without any auxiliary procedures and causes a woman a lot of moral – and sometimes even physical – suffering.The skin on problem areas is always colder than on the rest, and has an unhealthy pale bluish tint. Nerve endings are involved in the process. You can check this by holding a fold of skin between the fingers, holding it for several seconds and sharply releasing it: the appearance of pain indicates damage to the nerve endings.

    Causes of cellulite

    The most common factors that trigger the development of this aesthetic defect are:

    • an excess of estrogen in the blood, provoked by all kinds of hormonal disorders, in particular – dysfunction of the patient’s ovaries;
    • 90,069 goiter and other diseases of the thyroid gland in particular and endocrine pathologies in general;

    • heredity;
    • unwillingness to adhere to proper nutrition;
    • lack of proper physical activity in the patient’s life;
    • constant stress;
    • chronic fatigue syndrome, etc.d.

    In order to understand how to remove cellulite – at home or with the help of a specialist – you need to determine what exactly caused its appearance and take measures to eliminate this factor.

    Effective anti-cellulite measures

    Getting rid of cellulite at home or with the help of a beautician, fitness trainer and nutritionist is not a matter of one day or even one month. The treatment of this pathology must be approached comprehensively.Carrying out a course of highly effective anti-cellulite massage means eliminating the external manifestations of cellulite, but if you do not get rid of the cause of its appearance, then soon everything will return to normal. Here is an approximate scheme of actions for those who are thinking how to remove cellulite:

    • normalization of the diet – adhere to proper nutrition and exclude from what you eat, flour, sweet, fried, smoked and other such tasty, but harmful things;
    • active lifestyle and any kind of physical activity that suits you;
    • anti-cellulite or LPG massage in order to “break” fat cells in the areas of the body affected by cellulite;
    • the use of special gels and other cosmetics that enhance microcirculation in tissues.Especially effective in combination with special wraps and other beauty treatments.

    In any case, you have to work hard before removing cellulite. Getting rid of cellulite at home will take much longer than working with a specialist. In order to avoid a relapse of the disease, you need to lead a healthy and active lifestyle, monitor your diet and prevent the exacerbation of existing chronic diseases.

    If you are interested in the price of cellulite treatment in the cosmetology department of our private clinic in Ryazan, then call us and make an appointment! As part of the consultation, our specialist will answer all your questions.

    What types of massage can be done with varicose veins

    Legs are hardly lifted off the floor. When walking, they hurt, and in the evenings they also swell a lot.

    This is usually how varicose veins manifest in the early stages. Gradually, the symptoms worsen – they bother more often and in a more severe form. They are not life threatening, but they make it much more difficult. For example, you are unlikely to leave your legs open if they are swollen and look like bloated sausages.

    Therefore, many patients strive to deal with the disease at the very beginning. Not all of them go to the doctor and are only looking for ways to heal themselves. Often they are interested in whether it is possible to do massage for varicose veins.

    To answer this question, you need to clearly know how the disease occurs.

    Blood is constantly circulating through the large and small vessels in the body. It moves easily from the heart to the legs. On this route, gravity does not interfere with the movement of blood, but on the way back it becomes a problem.Blood circulation is impaired not only by gravity, but also by muscle inactivity. When you sit or stand for a long time, your muscles don’t work and your blood slows down. It stagnates in the vessels, which is why they gradually expand. The so-called varicose veins occur.

    The problem with blood flow is one of the main ones with varicose veins. Types of massage that speed up blood circulation, in theory, improve vascular health. But in practice, it rarely works that way.

    Massage for varicose veins of the lower extremities is not useful for all patients.If you are tormented by huge swollen vessels or trophic ulcers have already appeared, then you will have to forget about going to the massage therapist. But the care of small veins that do not hurt when touched can be entrusted to an experienced specialist.

    Massage alone will not cure diseased blood vessels.

    This requires complex treatment:

    If you come to a massage therapist and his touch to the legs causes pain, then you need to go to a phlebologist and check the condition of the veins.

    Correctly chosen massage the maximum that can be is to slow down the development of the disease. Such is its ceiling. But harmful procedures accelerate vasodilation and increase the affected area.

    Therefore, further we will focus on different types of massage and find out how they affect sore veins. As one example – the close relationship of cellulite with varicose veins.

    Anti-cellulite massage for varicose veins

    With varicose veins, blood flow and metabolism are disturbed.Cellulite is formed. It impairs the elasticity of the skin and changes the subcutaneous fat, aggravating the condition of the veins. Both phenomena reinforce each other. Therefore, anti-cellulite massage for varicose veins relieves the condition of patients with diseased vessels. Such massage:

    • Improves blood circulation and lymph flow
    • Increases blood flow to the skin, which makes it smoother and more elastic
    • Destroys fatty deposits that leave tissues with sweat and lymph
    • Increases the speed of movement of blood in the vessels

    We warn you that the procedure should be carried out only in the initial stages of varicose veins.If you are worried about edema, heaviness in the legs or spider veins, then anti-cellulite massage will help solve these problems.

    So massage is good for anyone with early varicose veins?


    He has other contraindications:

    • Pregnancy and breastfeeding
    • Thrombophlebitis
    • Cancer
    • Acute inflammatory diseases

    If these restrictions do not concern you, that anti-cellulite massage will help stop the development of varicose veins and get rid of cellulite.

    Lymphatic drainage massage

    Lymphatic drainage for varicose veins is one of the most effective types of massage for vascular diseases. It is carried out using special equipment, so self-medication is excluded.

    The patient puts on a special overalls or drainage boots that act on the problem area of ​​the body.

    Lymphatic drainage of the legs with varicose veins:

    • Removes edema
    • Eliminates the feeling of fatigue
    • Improves lymph outflow
    • Increases the elasticity of the venous walls

    After the procedure, the vessels withstand the blood pressure better.Therefore, their expansion slows down or even stops completely.

    See your doctor for a massage appointment. In some diseases, such therapy does not help, and even more damages the vessels. For example, hardware lymphatic drainage for varicose veins is dangerous during:

    • Thrombosis
    • Bleeding
    • Purulent or inflammatory processes
    • Cancer

    Even if you do not have such problems, it is not a fact that you need lymphatic drainage massage.Come for a consultation with a phlebologist. He will assess the condition of the vessels and prescribe a safe complex treatment. Whether lymphatic drainage will enter into it – the doctor will decide.

    Apparatus vacuum treatment – benefit or harm?

    In the 80s of the last century, LPG massage appeared in France. It is formulated to fight fat folds and help remove excess fat for a better figure.

    Initially, no one thought to use LPG massage for varicose veins. The debate about whether it can be carried out in case of vein diseases continues to this day.

    Nowadays there are almost no doctors who recommend such a massage to combat vasodilation.

    It has contraindications:

    • Thrombophlebitis
    • Chronic diseases
    • Taking medications for varicose veins – most often heparin

    Is it possible to do LPG for varicose veins?

    More likely no than yes. At least do not sign up for it without consulting a phlebologist. This also applies to conventional cupping massage.

    Manual vacuum massage

    It is also called canned. Its only area of ​​application is the prevention of varicose veins. If swollen vessels are clearly visible on the body, then such a massage will not help you, but will only harm you even more.

    It is especially dangerous to carry out cupping massage for varicose veins at home.

    Yes, it can improve blood circulation and reduce disease symptoms.

    But the risk of damage to the veins is too great.

    Perform vacuum massage for varicose veins as directed by a phlebologist. Contact a reliable clinic with an experienced specialist who will supervise the procedure and make sure that it does not destroy diseased vessels.

    Honey massage

    Even the name of the procedure sounds very sweet. But is it so good for blood vessels?

    Honey massage for varicose veins is an effect on the skin when heated honey is driven into it. The skin is irritated and bioactive substances penetrate into it.This increases blood circulation.

    This massage has a beneficial effect on healthy veins. But for patients with varicose veins, things are a little more complicated.

    Phlebologists advise to carry out the procedure exclusively at the initial stages of varicose veins. In the later ones, it will already harm the vessels.

    You cannot sign up for a massage with varicose veins with honey on your own. See your doctor. After the examination, he will determine whether it is possible to undergo this procedure or not.

    Underwater massage

    Leather is processed with a hydromassage.The jet of water affects both problem areas and the whole body.

    Hydromassage massage:

    • Improves blood circulation
    • Strengthens blood vessels
    • Protects against blood clots

    Devices are now on sale that allow underwater massage at home. We recommend using them with caution, even in the prevention of varicose veins.

    This massage is not suitable for fighting the disease in the later stages.The strong pressure of water damages blood vessels. Follow the procedure as directed by your doctor – he will calculate the optimal strength of the effect of water, which will not destroy the veins.

    Foot massage

    With varicose veins, you can massage the feet, but only where there are no swelling and swollen vessels. Strong influences are not allowed: pinching, pressing, rubbing.

    Foot massage for varicose veins should consist of light stroking movements.

    In case of severe swelling and damage to the skin, the procedure will help no more than kicks on the wall.That is, it is dangerous. If you regularly massaged your feet even before problems with blood vessels, then be sure to ask your phlebologist if you can continue to do this.

    Thai massage

    The basis of this type of massage is the effect on acupuncture points. This is the name of the special areas on the body. Unfortunately, the masseur presses on them not only with his fingers, but also with his elbows and even knees. Therefore, it is not useful for diseased vessels.

    Use Thai massage to prevent varicose veins.It will improve blood circulation and tissue nutrition.

    But in advanced cases of varicose veins, such therapy will not help.

    Red flag – why massage is dangerous for thrombophlebitis

    This is the name of the inflammation of the venous walls with the formation of a thrombus, which occurs in the late stages of varicose veins. We have already noted earlier that if the disease goes so far, then massage against it is useless.

    Even worse – the massage therapist’s touches lead to an exacerbation of the disease.

    Massage for thrombophlebitis often ends with blood clots breaking off and floating away with blood flow to other organs.

    It’s time to sound the alarm.

    When a traveling blood clot closes a vessel in the brain or heart, the patient may die.

    If you have been diagnosed with thrombophlebitis, then it is better to forget about massage until complete recovery. Don’t risk your life and find another way to relax.

    Do it or not? – Massage after phlebectomy

    One of the methods of treating swollen vessels is phlebectomy.The doctor surgically removes the affected areas of the veins and restores blood circulation.

    If the disease has gone far and it is impossible to cure it with compression underwear, lifestyle changes and medications, then you cannot do without surgery.

    How does this relate to massage?

    After treatment, there is a long recovery period. The patient needs to follow many of the doctor’s prescriptions. For example, he has been wearing compression hosiery for several months. From this, the wound heals faster.

    Massage can disrupt vascular restoration. You cannot visit a massage therapist without consulting a phlebologist. Tell him a type of massage, and he will explain in detail how it will affect the circulatory system.

    How to properly massage at home and not damage the veins

    If you have varicose veins, the vessels are very vulnerable to external influences. They break down quickly with strong impacts or even light pressure.

    We urge you to be careful when massaging your legs with varicose veins at home.

    Here are some tips to help keep your blood vessels safe:

    • Make gentle, non-crushing hand movements
    • Move your hands from feet to hips
    • Do not touch areas with prominent veins

    Self-massage of the legs with varicose veins is not the safest procedure. Instead of doing it yourself, go to a phlebologist for a consultation. The doctor will diagnose and then explain which type of massage will slow down the progression of the disease.

    Phlebologists of the Institute of Vienna clinic – completely examine the vessels in 30 minutes and give recommendations on the choice of massage

    Among the massage procedures, there is not a single one that is completely safe for varicose veins. Of course, some of them are still prescribed for treatment, but such a decision must be made by the doctor. If you forgot to consult a phlebologist, then massage can be performed exclusively for prevention.

    In the complex treatment of varicose veins, massage procedures are only one of its parts.You will not achieve positive results on your own. Those who go to massage in the hope of curing blood vessels only harm them.

    A qualified phlebologist is the only one who can help to say goodbye to swollen veins. The doctor will diagnose, prescribe a comprehensive treatment with or without massage, and oversee your recovery. This is exactly the kind of help you will receive at the Vein Institute.

    Why choose our institution?

    Over the past 15 years, phlebologists of the Vein Institute have successfully operated on more than 4,000 people.Think about it, thousands of patients with severe varicose veins have returned to healthy lives. And there are even more of those whom we have helped without surgery.

    Our doctors are highly respected both at home and abroad. For example, Oksana Ryabinskaya and Alexander Tolstov regularly participate in international conferences: Alexander leaves for congresses of vascular surgeons, Oksana for phlebological forums.

    Among the doctors of the clinic there are specialists with experience of 20 and more years.They have perfected their skills in treating various forms of varicose veins and will easily diagnose you. Modern technology will help them in this – the Toshiba APLIO ultrasound system. The device shows an image of blood vessels in high resolution, on which all blood flow disturbances are visible.

    Make an appointment with the doctors of the Institute of Veins to get an accurate diagnosis and an effective course of treatment for vascular diseases.

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    Ozone improves microcirculation of blood and lymph in tissues, where it is injected.It also promotes the breakdown of fat cells and their elimination, relieves puffiness and toxins. What is important – it helps to get rid of fibrous tissue, due to which an unpleasant visual effect appears in the form of cellulite tubercles. The skin becomes smooth, even and attractive.

    Ozone therapy is a low-traumatic procedure, therefore it does not require special rehabilitation or wearing compression underwear after sessions. The results last for a long time, but depend on your further lifestyle.Therefore, it is important to take care of your skin, eat right and be physically active.

    Ozone therapy also has other effects:

    • improves local immunity;
    • has anti-inflammatory effects;
    • gives a charge of vivacity;
    • relieves fatigue.

    How is the

    Ozone Slimming Treatment performed?

    First, you should consult with our specialist to make sure there are no contraindications.Tell us about your medical conditions and medications you are taking.

    If ozone therapy is allowed to you, it is carried out as follows:

    1. Disinfect problem areas of the body with an antiseptic.
    2. Inject the ozone preparation at the desired points.
    3. Distribute the composition evenly with massaging movements. During this time, you can hear the characteristic squeaking sounds under the skin – this is normal.
    4. Decontaminate the treated surface again.

    During the sessions, you may feel tingling or burning. And after therapy there will be a feeling of bloating. Ozone has an individual effect on each organism. Sometimes you have to be patient.

    The procedure can provoke a diuretic effect, but this is rather a plus than a minus. After all, it is with the liquid that all excess is excreted from the body.

    The positive effect is visible after 3-4 procedures, but the course usually consists of 5-12 sessions. They should be passed in order to improve the results and consolidate them for a long time.

    Ozone therapy against cellulite has n indications

    Ozone therapy is prohibited in some cases:

    • reduced blood clotting;
    • malignant tumors;
    • renal or hepatic impairment;
    • internal bleeding, including recent ones;
    • allergic to ozone.

    Is hardware foot massage useful? What can replace it?

    Hardware foot massage is recommended for absolutely all women.It would seem that there is only one procedure, but how many problems can it solve:

    • Swelling of the legs – after flights, chronic, due to improper diet or excessive fluid intake, constant everyday life “on feet”, wearing uncomfortable narrow shoes or heels
    • Fatigue, leg pain
    • Muscle pain after training
    • Tendency to varicose veins
    • Cellulite at any stage
    • Excessive fat deposits on the buttocks, thighs, knees, calves
    • Tighten the skin of the thighs and buttocks, make it smoother and more elastic

    Types of hardware foot massage in Slim bar

    In the studio of a beautiful body Slim bar, you are offered two types of massage: endosphere therapy and pressotherapy.

    Endosphere therapy – working out the legs using a special device Endospheres AK Sensor, which is a maniple with 55 rotating spheres. Working according to the method of compression (pressure) and microvibration, they work out the body, breaking stagnant processes, normalizing the circulatory and lymphatic systems, tightening the skin and breaking down fat cells. We primarily recommend this procedure for modeling the silhouette and tightening the skin.

    Pressotherapy is a technique based on exposure to compressed air.In our studio, it is performed on the Spanish Impress apparatus. You put on a special suit into which air is blown alternately. It “massages” your body with undulating movements of the bone. Blood circulation and lymph flow are activated, the body gets rid of edema, muscles become more elastic, pain and fatigue disappear.
    The device works out the whole body: feet, legs, thighs, buttocks, stomach, arms.

    The pressotherapy technique is recommended for general improvement of well-being, getting rid of puffiness and fatigue of the legs, as a prophylaxis of varicose veins.