Don’t wait to seek treatment.
If cellulitis is caught early, it can usually be successfully treated using antibiotics. If left untreated, however, cellulitis can spread to the bloodstream and lymph nodes and quickly become a life-threatening condition. Even if it doesn’t progress to this stage, recurring cases of cellulitis can lead to chronic swelling of the affected area. That’s why it’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible. If you’re concerned that you may have cellulitis or another skin infection, contact DispatchHealth today.
Medically reviewed by Dr. Phil Mitchell MD, MS on July 24th, 2019