I became intimately aware of the danger of Cellulitis several weeks ago when an almost unnoticeable break in the skin of my index finger, within days blossomed into an infection and brought on symptoms of overall body ache and uncontrollable chills as well as elevated temperature. Confusing these with the onset of the flu I viewed the infection as coincidental and was prepared to ride out the symptoms with Tylenol and bed rest. A very close friend who was a nurse determined that this was Cellulitis and insisted that I get to the hospital ASAP. Fortunately the outcome was fine, but as I researched this I learned that left to run its own course the results would have been very dangerous including life threatening. In addition, having a two year bout with Lyme disease long before it became known to most, I became a firm believer that it is not unmanly to seek out advice and treatment rather than risk dire consequences.
Dr. Arthur Yee, an infectious disease specialist with Norwalk Hospital in Norwalk CT joined us for an eye opening discussion on what many of us don’t know and will hopefully benefit from this discussion.