We treat and cure cellulitis at Encompass HealthCare and Wound Medicine and we do it in our outpatient office so that you don’t have to go to the hospital.
For your convenience, our outpatient facility serves all Michigan Oakland, Wayne, and Macomb county cities. We are conveniently located in The Lakes Medical Building on the border of West Bloomfield, Walled Lake and Commerce township.
Skin infections (cellulitis) are caused by bacteria. Cellulitis is the most common infection treated at Encompass HealthCare & Wound Medicine and is the most amenable infection to office-based I.V. antibiotic treatment. Hospitalization should be reserved only for non ambulatory patients or lack of access to a center such as Encompass Healthcare. This is why we are open 7 days a week.
At the onset, the skin appears red and swollen and may feel hot and tender to the touch. This process may begin with a chill or fever while the redness, heat and swelling advance over 24-72 hours.
[perfectpullquote align=”right” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]At the onset, the skin appears red and swollen and may feel hot and tender to the touch. This process may begin with a chill or fever while the redness, heat and swelling advance over 24-72 hours.[/perfectpullquote]
Normally, your skin protects you from bacteria. But if you have a cut, sore or other break in the skin, bacteria can get in and spread to deeper tissues. Skin on the lower legs is most commonly affected by cellulitis, but it can occur anywhere on your body or face.We usually treat skin infections with I.V. antibiotics in our outpatient I.V. center. Here, patients are infused with the correct antibiotic in order to kill the bacteria that is causing the problem. We offer the convenience of receiving treatment and going back home or back to work the very same day.