Erysipelas is an inflammation of the skin. Erysipelas frequently occurs on the lower leg. The skin becomes warm, red, painful and sore in a sharply defined area. Fever, headache and nausea with vomiting are common. Erysipelas is treated with antibiotics.
Erysipelas is an inflammation of the skin. Inflammation most often occurs in small tears or wounds.
The skin becomes warm, red and raised around the tear or wound. Erysipelas hurts and many describe that it sticks (like thorns on a rose - hence the name rose). Erysipelas is most often seen on the lower legs and on the face but can occur anywhere on the skin.
You feel sick when you have erysipelas. Headache, nausea, vomiting and high fever are common.
Antibiotics are very effective and cure virtually everyone. About ¼ of everyone with erysipelas will get erysipelas again and again - several years after they are cured. You don't know why, that's how it is.