Cellulitis isn't usually spread from person to person. Cellulitis is an infection of the deeper layers of the skin most commonly caused by bacteria that normally live on the skin's surface. You have an increased risk of developing cellulitis if you: Have an injury, such as a cut, fracture, burn or scrape.
What is a cellulitis infection?
A bacterial infection that often shows up as a rash, cellulitis can spread rapidly. Cellulitis is a skin infection caused by staphylococcus or streptococcus bacteria. It is not contagious. Cellulitis appears as a red, swollen skin rash (usually on the lower legs or arms) that feels tender and hot.
Is cellulitis curable?
The antibiotic-resistant infections are more common in North America, because of our overuse of antibiotics. One type of staph infection that involves skin is called cellulitis and affects the skin's deeper layers. It is treatable with antibiotics.