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Are antibiotics effective in treating cellulitis?

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Dr. Morris Westfried answered

Specializes in Dermatology

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

Answered 4/27/2020

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Dr. Corinne Kauderer answered

Specializes in Wound care

Antibiotics: 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 1/30/2019

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Dr. Michael Miller answered

Specializes in Wound care

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 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 1/14/2019

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Dr. Yash Khanna answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Yes they are: Antibiotics are used in treatment of Cellulitis

Answered 5/5/2015

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