Erysipelas is more common over the leg and face

Erysipelas commonly affects the lower extremities, particularly the legs, as well as the face. The legs are a frequent site of infection due to factors such as skin trauma, compromised circulation, and lymphatic drainage issues, which can predispose individuals to bacterial entry and infection. Additionally, facial erysipelas is relatively common, especially in adults, and can present with characteristic symptoms such as a well-demarcated, fiery red, swollen rash with raised borders. In both cases, prompt recognition and treatment are essential to prevent complications and facilitate recovery.