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Is cortisone effective in treating cellulitis

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
No: Only for the redness or color change. You must use antibiotics.
Dr. Peter Wiggin
Wound care 36 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
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 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 46 years experience
Yes: Your doctor will choose an effective antibiotic based on your history and any possible allergies or drug interactions.
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
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
No: You must use antibiotic, but bromelain is useful to help resolve the swelling faster along with the antibiotics.
Dr. Peter Wiggin
Wound care 36 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
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 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
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Dorsey
Wound care 36 years experience
Effective: If your cellulitis is caused by pcn sensitive staph aureus, it is very effective.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 33 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
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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See details: See a doctor and have the problem evaluated first. If a cortisone shot is indicated, it can be done at that time.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dorsey
Wound care 36 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
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Ophthalmology 26 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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 20 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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