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Is cortisone effective in treating cellulitis

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 48 years experience
No: Only for the redness or color change. You must use antibiotics.
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Dr. Peter Wiggin
Wound care 38 years experience
No and yes: Cellulitis is usually considered a infectious process therefore antibiotics are a first line treatment. When warrented steroids are also often used fo... Read More
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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
What's the cause: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender) . It can be caused by many things in... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 48 years experience
Yes: Your doctor will choose an effective antibiotic based on your history and any possible allergies or drug interactions.
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Dr. Corinne Kauderer
Wound care 36 years experience
Antibiotics: Antibiotics, when chosen correctly, effectively treat cellulitis. That is why physicians take cultures and sensitivity swabs and order blood tests to... Read More
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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Whats the cause ??: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender) . It can be caused by many things in... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 48 years experience
No: You must use antibiotic, but bromelain is useful to help resolve the swelling faster along with the antibiotics.
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Dr. Peter Wiggin
Wound care 38 years experience
Possibly: Local cellulitis from a small abrasion may be treated with otc medications such as domboro soaks, topical antiseptics (betadine/peroxide) and differe... Read More
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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
What's the cause ?: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender) . It can be caused by many things in... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Likely: Ceftin (cefuroxime) can work fairly well for simple skin infections however there are other antibiotics that may be needed for complicated skin infect... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Healing: Itching is not uncommon in healing skin lesions. If the swelling and discharge have abated, it is likely a sign of healing. Wish you and your daughter... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Rheumatology 54 years experience
See details: See a doctor and have the problem evaluated first. If a cortisone shot is indicated, it can be done at that time.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dorsey
A Verified Doctoranswered
38 years experience
Yes: Local hygiene soap and water, wound care products, antibiotic ointments, along with either antibiotics you take orally or taken by an IV in your vein ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Dr. Jan Lei Iwataanswered
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
You seem to like: ofloxacin, and yet it's one of the strongest and most toxic fluorinated antibiotics around, and used often for hospital treated cellulitis and serious... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Anti-inflammatory : I would recommend taking an anti-inflammatory by mouth over a steroid injection. Costochondritis is inflammation of the muscle between the ribs. Und... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Keller
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Cervical epidural: They can be very effective for some types of pain especially those radiating down the arm. Pain specific to the neck with or without head movement ma... Read More
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