Fat deposits under the skin outwardly giving the skin a dimpled or orange-peel-like appearance


Draelos ZD, Marenus KD (1997) Cellulite. Etiology and purported treatment. Dermatologic Surgery 23(12)11177-1181


Purulent inflammation of the deep dermis and subcutaneous tissue, most often secondary to a bacterial infection


Immune reaction to invading bacteria with an inflammatory response in the dermis and subcutaneous tissues, resulting in signs of inflammation

Clinical manifestation

Four signs of infection: erythema, pain, swelling, and warmth; imprecise margins of infection; areas of edema and erythema blending into the surrounding normal skin; systemic symptoms (e.g. fever, malaise); signs of lymphangitis with red lines extending proximal from the area of inflammation; regional lymphadenopathy; crepitus with anaerobic organisms

Differential diagnosis

Panniculitis; stasis dermatitis; contact dermatitis; arthropod envenomation; burns; septic joints; erysipelas; ecthyma; gas gangrene


Oral antibiotic: dicloxacillin; cephalexin; azithromycin; clarithromycin Systemic antibiotic: nafcillin: adults - 0.51.5 gm IV every 4 hours for 3-7 days; children - 10-20 mg per kg IV every 4 hours for 3-7 days

Cefotaxime: adults - 1 gm IV every 12 hours for 3-7 days; children - 12.5-45 mg per kg IV every 6 hours for 3-7 days


Danik SB, Schwartz RA, Oleske JM (1999) Cellulitis. Cutis 64(3):157-16o,163-164


How To Deal With Rosacea and Eczema

How To Deal With Rosacea and Eczema

Rosacea and Eczema are two skin conditions that are fairly commonly found throughout the world. Each of them is characterized by different features, and can be both discomfiting as well as result in undesirable appearance features. In a nutshell, theyre problems that many would want to deal with.

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