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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
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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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