See that tiny dot in the question
mark. A wound smaller than that can give you Cellulitis-
a spreading infection of the skin and its underlying
tissue. All it takes is a break or an abrasion
in the skin to initiate the infection.
Insect bites of mosquitoes, bed bugs, body lice,
ants, bees, cat scratches etc. Other causes are
scratching, waxing, shaving nicks, fissures in
the toe, cleft etc.
High risk patients ::
People suffering from diabetes and varicose veins.
Masons, labourers, obese, and old people also
need to take care.
Headache, chills, uneasiness, weakness and fever.
The period of onset may vary from two days to
week. The affected area may show a swelling which
spreads slowly. It may also become red, hot and
tender. The lymphatics may also be affected. Do
consult your doctor if you notice such symptoms.
Prevention & Treatment ::
Check feet daily for cuts, cracks and blisters.
Avoid overcrowded areas. Ensure proper ventilation
and thorough disinfection of clothes, linen etc.
Minimise use of depilators. Avoid walking barefoot
outdoor.Wash affected parts with medicated soap.
Bandage affected area if necessary. Your doctor
may prescribe analgesics.