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Most cases of cellulitis are appropriately treated by your primary care physician. However, if you are severely ill, it would be appropriate to be seen in an emergency room. Severe illness can be manifested as systemic symptoms, such as high fever, lethargy, or lightheadedness, or local symptoms, such as poor blood flow below the infection, gas within the tissue, or tissue turning black or dark color. These latter symptoms may also indicate that surgery is necessary.
The majority of cases of cellulitis do not develop severe symptoms, so it would be fine to contact your primary care physician. If you are having any other symptoms that are different than what was noted above, I would be glad to consider those symptoms. But if you are not having such symptoms, you should contact your primary care physician.
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