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Cellulitis in Children

  • Overview

    Cellulitis is a deep bacterial infection of the skin that usually occurs after some type of trauma causes an opening in your child's skin.

    • The infection typically involves your child's face or the arms and legs.
    • Cellulitis is usually caused by a bacterial infection.
    • Human or animal bites or injuries that occur in water can also cause infection.
    • Immediate treatment can help prevent the spread of cellulitis.
    • Some cases of cellulitis are considered an emergency. Your child's physician may treat your child in the hospital depending on the severity of his condition.
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