Every parent worries about the cuts and scrapes of childhood and how to keep them from getting infected. Have you noticed a cut that is getting worse rather than better? The red, tender, weepy look of infected skin means everybody needs to be on high alert. It could be cellulitis, an infection of the skin by bacterial that aren’t supposed to be on the skin and that can make an already,uncomfortable wound that much worse. If you need advice on what your next steps should be, read below. If things really aren’t getting better with the advice on this teaching sheet, you need a trip to the doctor’s office for prescription medication.