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how effective is ceftriaxone intravenous at treating cellulitis?

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Dr. Robert Dorsey
35 years experience Wound care
Effective: If your cellulitis is caused by pcn sensitive staph aureus, it is very effective.
Answered on Apr 27, 2020
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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 Jun 29, 2013

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Several days: It takes several days for IV ax's to start working. Five days seem a bit short though. May need longer treatment with IV ax's and ax's per oral. Check ... Read More
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What is the question: Not sure what your question is. 500 mg of what? The antibiotics seem reasonable but not sure why you would be given steroids and in large doses?

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