How can I prevent cellulitis?

  • Do not share personal items, such as towels, clothing, and razors.
  • Clean exercise equipment with germ-killing cleaner before and after you use it.
  • Wash your hands often. Use soap and water
  • Wash your hands after you use the bathroom, change a child's diapers, or sneeze. Wash your hands before you prepare or eat food. Use a simple moisturising lotion at least daily to prevent dry, cracked skin.
  •  Wear pressure stockings as directed. The stockings are designed to support the veins in your legs. This improves blood flow and decreases swelling.
  • Treat athlete's foot. This can help prevent a bacterial skin infection.