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treating cellulitis without antibiotics

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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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
No: Only for the redness or color change. You must use antibiotics.
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 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
32 years experience Internal Medicine
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 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
High due to infectio: It is high due to the cellulitis which is an infection
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miriam Parker
29 years experience Dentistry
May need to change ?: You may need to change antibiotics.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe not: Cellulitis is infection and inflammation (redness, tenderness, swelling) of the skin. When antibiotics are used, a bacterial skin infection goes away ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
37 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Cellulitis: You probably have a resistant bacterial infection. Make sure you have an infectious disease specialist on your case and ask questions so you understan ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Buck Parker
16 years experience General Surgery
Wash Don't Soak: You can wash it gently with soap and water and dry it when done. When there is no purulent drainage, it will close on it's own. Depending on the deg ... Read More

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