Advice on cellulitis / soft tissue infection


Cork Emergency Departments


You have been diagnosed with a skin infection or cellulitis. Cellulitis is caused when bacteria enter the body through broken skin. This can happen with any break to the skin abrasion, cut, scratch, animal bite, or an insect bite. The following information will assist you to take care of yourself at home and indicate when you should return to the Emergency Department (ED) or attend your General Practitioner (GP) for review.

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The Do’s and Don’t of treatment

Do

Don’t

Call your GP or return to the ED if you have any of the following:

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If you are concerned, please contact the Emergency Department you first attended:

Mercy Injury Unit, Gurranabraher (021)4926900

LIU Mallow(022)58506

LIU Bantry(027)52900


Content by Dr Íomhar O' Sullivan (Modified from work by Dr David Eddie) 04/01/2006. Reviewed by Dr ÍOS 08/04/2007. Next review 08/04/2008.