2. Small Cuts in the Skin
Small cuts and abrasions to the skin happen every day, more frequently to people who are in careers where they work with harsh terrain – or have to do hard or precise work with their hands. Most people wouldn’t think much of a small cut or abrasion in the skin. After all, most people would just figure it’s a small cut and forget about it – but did you know it’s one of the highest risk factors for developing cellulitis?
As you might have already guessed, cellulitis is a skin condition whereby a bacterial infection – usually Streptococcus or Staphylococcus – enters the body through a small cut like this in the skin. It might start off looking like a small cut or abrasion, but if the area becomes swollen, red and warm to the touch, then you could be suffering from cellulitis.
It’s recommended that you make an appointment with a doctor or dermatologist if you should notice that this is the case.