Learning About Cellulitis & Carbuncles




Dr. Nina Dieguez, Internal Medicine Physician with Baptist Health South Florida, explains cellulitis is a skin infection that affects the first and second layers of the skin.

The big problem, according to the specialist, with this condition is that if it invades, it starts multiplying and reproducing out at a rapid pace, it can go even further and into a bloodstream. If this occurs, the infection can cause systemic disease, sepsis and even septic shock. It is treated with topical and oral antibiotics.

Carbuncles are another skin infection. She explains it’s an infection of the hair follicle and needs surgical attention.

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