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Is ciprofloxacin used for cellulitis?

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Dr. James Cullington
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Yes: Coprocessor an antibiotic will used for cellulitis usually in suspected gram positive bacteria.
Dr. Robert Dorsey
Wound care 36 years experience
Not routinely: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is generally not used as a first line drug for cellulitis, unless pseudomonas is the cause of the cellulitis.
Dr. Martin Tyson
Addiction Medicine 27 years experience
Yes: Likely not first choice, but yes it can be used.
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
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, the treatment changes. If you keep having recurrences, the treatments are wrong, seek another opinion. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) only works on infection.

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