Skin infections

Also known as: Cellulitis

Skins infections, also known as cellulitis, are caused by bacteria. If you have a cut, sore or insect bite, bacteria can get into the skin and spread to deeper tissues. If a serious skin infection is not treated with antibiotics, it can spread to the blood or lymph nodes. This can be deadly. If you are concerned about a skin infection, talk with your Providence dermatologist.