A 21-year-old member asked:
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is cortisone effective in treating cellulitis?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
No: Only for the redness or color change. You must use antibiotics.
Answered on May 30, 2020
Dr. Peter Wiggin
35 years experience Wound care
No and yes: Cellulitis is usually considered a infectious process therefore antibiotics are a first line treatment. When warrented steroids are also often used for systemic effects. Steroids may be recommended in situations such as spider bite.
Answered on Jul 10, 2018
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Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
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 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 on Oct 15, 2018

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