How contagious are cold sores?
Your body is feeling run down and you start to feel a cold sore emerging. You don’t think much of it, because how contagious can they really be? An Ohio State dermatologist explains.
Cellulitis is an infection of the skin and deep underlying tissues. Group A strep (streptococcal) bacteria are the most common cause. The bacteria enter your body when you get an injury such as a bruise, burn, surgical cut or wound.
An Ohio State dermatologist may take a sample or culture from your skin or do a blood test to identify the bacteria causing infection. Treatment is with antibiotics. They may be oral in mild cases or intravenous (through the vein) for more severe cases.
Source: National Institutes of Health: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
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