Patient instructed Cellulitis can appear on almost any part of the body. It usually shows up on damaged skin such as inflamed wounds, dirty cuts, and areas with poor circulation. It needs to be treated by a doctor. Common symptoms include: Redness, Red streaking, Swelling, Warmth, Pain or tenderness, & Leaking of yellow, clear fluid or pus.
The patient was instructed in cellulitis the importance of elevation and immobilization of the affected limb for at least 2 to 3 days or until redness and the swelling have decreased. The patient was taught in wound care and dressing changes. The patient was advised how to apply cool compresses for discomfort, alternating with a warm compress or warm soak to increase circulation to the affected area.