Cellulitis is a bacterial skin infection that can spread rapidly if not treated immediately.
Cellulitis can result in necrotizing fasciitis or sepsis, both potentially life-threatening conditions. In addition, patients often present with painful, swollen areas of red skin that are warm to the touch. It most commonly shows on the lower legs' skin. However, it occurs anywhere throughout the body. Additionally, cellulitis can extend through the soft tissues into the lymph nodes and bloodstream.
Moreover, this can result in life-threatening conditions. Additionally, it should be treated aggressively with antimicrobials while excluding the diagnosis of necrotizing fasciitis and sepsis. Significant cellulitis can result in morbidity and mortality and thus should receive treatment from infectious disease experts at a medical facility or burn center.
In recent years, wound care has shifted to focus on the healing benefits of wounds in moist conditions. This method has been in place for decades at burn centers. Additionally, One of the essential tools in a moist healing environment is effective dressings. Bacteria can pass through 64 layers of moist gauze. As a result, the ideal dressing should remove excess seepage, allow high humidity and gaseous exchange, protect against secondary infection, and cause no trauma upon removal. One of the top dressings used today is silver-infused. Moreover, these dressings are effective against a broad range of germs.
Temporary and permanent skin substitutes have become a standard part of wound treatment protocols. These products—often constructed of intact human skin, animal skin, or a combination of biological and manufactured materials—are designed to advance wound healing, either using inherent healing properties or added biologically active substances. Additionally, this process involves consulting with a plastic surgeon to ensure quality outcomes and, if necessary, establishing a clear path to successful long-term reconstruction.