I'm a 21 year old female, I believe I have cellulitis for the second time. Can you help me? (photos)

One year ago I ended up developing cellulitis in my left ankle/leg, along with an ankle bleed (I'm a hemophiliac) I was hospitalized for 5 days. I believe i have cellulitis again. I also have an iron deficiency, low immune system, along with malnutrition. By the pictures are you able to tell if I did, indeed, develop cellulitis again? Thank so much.

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Possible Cellulitis -- Visit your PCP

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Cellulitis and cellulite treatment are two completely different types of medical treatment. Cellulitis is characterized by inflammation of the subcutaneous tissue with local symptoms such as warmth, tenderness, redness or swelling. You may experience chills, fatigue, and fever. In order to diagnose cellulitis the wound will need to be cultured to identify the causative agent (usually staph or strep). I suggest you visit your primary health care provider for further evaluation. Best, Dr. Emer

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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