Belly, legs, buttocks – problem areas of many women and top topics in lifestyle magazines. Tight skin is one of the greatest female beauty ideals. What exactly is cellulite and what really helps against the orange peel?
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Treatments and Medicine(Level 1) / Skin and Venereal Diseases(Level 2)
Cellulite and the female ideal of beauty
Hand on heart: almost every woman has cellulite, to be exact 98 percent. Waves and dents make up the orange peel, which is usually found on the thighs, buttocks and abdomen. The reason is genetically determined fatty lobules in the subcutaneous tissue, which continue to spread with age. Genetics, the female sex hormone estrogen and water retention can also contribute to the formation of dents. Weight does not matter here: slender women can develop cellulite as well as overweight ones. The harmless orange peel is at most a beauty flaw that does not cause any physical symptoms. Nevertheless, he employs women all over the world.
Cellulitis is an acute bacterial infection of the skin and subcutaneous tissue, most often caused by staphylococci or streptococci. Symptoms and signs are pain, warmth, rapidly spreading erythema, as well as edema. Fever may occur, and regional lymph nodes may increase in size with more severe infections. The diagnosis is made according to the appearance; cultures can help, but treatment with antibiotics should not be delayed until these results are available. With timely therapy, the prognosis is excellent.
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The most common causes of cellulitis are:
Cellulitis is most often caused by beta-hemolytic streptococci of group A (for example, Streptococcus pyogenes) and Staphylococcus aureus. The skin barrier is usually impaired. Streptococci cause a diffuse, rapidly spreading infection, as the pathogens form enzymes (streptokinase, DNase, hyaluronidase), which break down the cellular components that would otherwise contain and focal limit inflammation. Staphylococcal cellulitis is typically more circumscribed and usually occurs in an open wound or skin abscess.
What is the primary cause of cellulitis?
Is cellulitis very serious?
What are the warning signs of cellulitis?
What is the fastest way to get rid of cellulitis?