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Are antibiotics effective in treating cellulitis?

11 doctors weighed in across 4 answers
Dr. Morris Westfried answered

Specializes in Dermatology

Your doctor will choose an effective antibiotic based on your history and any possible allergies or drug interactions.

Answered Apr 27, 2020


Dr. Corinne Kauderer answered

Specializes in Wound care

Antibiotics, when chosen correctly, effectively treat cellulitis. That is why physicians take cultures and sensitivity swabs and order blood tests to see what microbes are growing in the wound.

Answered Jan 30, 2019


Dr. Michael Miller answered

Specializes in Wound care

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 including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria. If you have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong.

Answered Jan 14, 2019


Dr. Yash Khanna answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Antibiotics are used in treatment of Cellulitis

Answered May 5, 2015



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