A 42-year-old member asked:
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is there a cure for cellulitis that will get rid of all symptoms and affects permanently?

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Dr. Sheila Calderon
40 years experience Internal Medicine
No: It is possible to get more than one infection in your life time so there is no permanent cure for infections. You could see your doctor and get the current problem resolved but there is no guarantee you will never get another infection or case of cellulitis again. Cellulitis occurs in obese people very often in different areas.
Answered on Jun 2, 2016
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
What's the cause?: Cellulitis is an inflammation (red, hot swollen and tender) of the skin and soft tissues. It can be cause by many things such as bacteria, sunburn, vein disease and trauma all of which have different treatments. Depending on where it occurs and what is the cause, changes the treatment. If you keep having recurrences, the treatments are wrong, seek another opinion.
Answered on Sep 21, 2013

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Dr. Tony Ho
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Antibiotics: Treatment for cellulitis is with antibiotics, usually oral. See your doctor for further evaluation.
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Dr. Andreas Kogelnik
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Days: Mild cellulitis may resolve on its own or with antibiotics within a few days (longer for more severe cases).
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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
No: Sunblock protects skin from the damage by UV rays though.

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