How is cellulitis diagnosed?

Your doctor can usually diagnose cellulitis based on your symptoms and a visual inspection of your skin.

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 02/24/2019.


  • American Academy of Dermatology. Cellulitis. Accessed 3/19/2019.
  • Bolognia J, Cerroni L, Schaffer, JV, eds. “Bacterial Diseases.” Dermatology. Philadelphia: Elsevier Saunders; 2018. 1259-1295.

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