Facial Cellulitis Causes, Treatments and More

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2. What is Facial Cellulitis?

Facial cellulitis occurs anywhere on the face, often caused by strep and staph bacteria around the nose and mouth. These bacteria don't usually cause an infection unless a cut, scrape or small area of open skin allows the bacteria to get into the fat and tissue underneath, where the bacteria can multiply and lead to an infection.

Facial cellulitis that becomes swollen, red, hot and painful is uncomfortable and unsightly. Treatment can help clear the infection; however, facial cellulitis around the eyes may become dangerous.

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