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Cellulitis: management, diagnosis and what nurses need to know

Summer insect bites can often trigger the infection as well as dog bites

In the summer insect bites and dog bites can often trigger cellulitis infection, but there are also other causes

  • Those overweight or with diabetes are among patients more at risk, but it can occur in otherwise healthy people
  • Dog and insect bites can cause it, though the trigger can be seemingly innocuous, such as a minor wound
  • Bites to the face, most common in children, pose an added risk especially if near the eyes


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