Cellulitis is an infection that affects the skin making it red, painful, tender, and warm to the touch. Cellulitis is treated with antibiotics to eradicate the infection.
Patients are often misdiagnosed with recurrent cellulitis when they actually suffer from venous eczema (stasis dermatitis), an inflammatory condition leading to a red rash on the lower legs that is usually very itchy. If you have been diagnosed with chronic, recurrent cellulitis and antibiotics don’t seem to help, you may actually be suffering from venous insufficiency-related eczema (dermatitis).
Treating the underlying vein disease can help prevent the physical conditions that increase the risk of recurrent cellulitis. If you have had a leg ulcer or have been diagnosed with cellulitis, schedule an appointment with us.