Does patient counselling helps in treating cellulitis?
Hello, a 68-years-old female patient is suffering from itching, swelling, redness, tenderness, severe pain, trauma, fever, warmth, and difficulty in walking since 1 week. Physical examination showed increased in temperature with pulse rate for about 82 beats per min, respiratory rate 22 per minute and blood pressure of 110/60 mm/Hg. Her laboratory investigation showed hemoglobin of 7.8/dl, which seems to be decreased than the normal count. She had bilateral peripheral oedematous swelling of lower limb. She has been diagnosed with cellulitis. Does patient counselling helps in treating cellulitis?
@shubhendu Cellulitis is an uncomplicated non-necrotizing acute infection of the skin that involves in the mid to lower dermis and subcutaneous tissue, but not extending more deeply to involve the fascia or muscle. Cellulitis is a common, potentially serious bacterial skin infection. Cellulitis appears as a swollen, red area of skin that feels hot and tender. It can spread rapidly to other parts of the body. Cellulitis is not usually spread from person to person. Skin on lower legs is most commonly affected, although cellulitis can occur anywhere in body or face. Cellulitis might affect only the skin’s surface. Or it might also affect tissues underlying the skin and can spread to the lymph nodes and bloodstream.