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Is cortisone effective in treating cellulitis

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
No: Only for the redness or color change. You must use antibiotics.

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Your doctor will choose an effective antibiotic based on your history and any possible allergies or drug interactions.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
No: You must use antibiotic, but bromelain is useful to help resolve the swelling faster along with the antibiotics.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Dorsey
35 years experience Wound care
Effective: If your cellulitis is caused by pcn sensitive staph aureus, it is very effective.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience Ophthalmology
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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience Pediatrics
No: Mediven s contains betamethasone, a steroid. Steroid cream is not a treatment for pimples.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Zero benefit: This is an antihistamine used to treat allergies, not psoriasis.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Martinez
Specializes in Allergy
Yes, but...: Urticaria (hives) are often due to a food or medication reaction when acute & are usually easily managed with antihistamines. When hives do not respon ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
A "nutraceutical"?: Don't believe any claims made by sellers of "nutraceuticals", "health tonics", "anti-oxidant supplements", home-health led or colored lamps, and the l ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Varies: In stable plaque psoriasis phototherapy can flatten psoriasis and put into remission for about 9 months. It will require a series of 20-30 treatments. ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Ferry
17 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Pill?: Usually, but not always by any means, Erythromycin or similar. Ask your doctor for help in picking the right medication.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Mund
45 years experience Rheumatology
None: While varied antibiotics have been tried at times there is no definitive proof that they are truly effective in treating R.A.
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Foucher
28 years experience Podiatry
Debridement.: Loceryl is a topical treatment for nail fungus. Topical treatments are often ineffective for nail fungus. Oral antifungals are more effective but us ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
No: More effective treatment is warm soaks 3-4 times per day. If this does not work in a few weeks, then it will need to be surgically treated. There i ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes, but unreliable: Doxycycline is very effective against syphilis, but must be taken for a full 2 to 4 weeks, depending on syphilis stage. Many people have trouble stick ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Yes, but only temporarily. It will not get rid of the allergies and you may still have the allergic reaction but not as severe. In addition, steroid ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience Dermatology
Yes : The otc 1% is safe for short term use.
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Schleimer
37 years experience Orthodontics
Perhaps: Plantar fascitis is not uncommon and is treated by wearing special shoes or inserts. If you do not respond to these measures, sometimes a steroid is i ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: Topical cortisones and coal tar derivatives can be effective.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
TINEA CAPITIS: Fungus in the scalp is treated with Griseofulvin orally , selenium sulfide shampoo or Nizoral (ketoconazole) , anti-fungal creams after shampoo.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Todd Sisto
36 years experience Breast Surgery
Ones that may help: Tetracycline, clindamycin, Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)
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