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Dr. Otto J. Placik answered:

How long does it usually take to get rid of cellulitis in your hand?

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It depends on the cause of the cellulitis, infection, abscess, etc. The primary cause needs to be treated and then your cellultis will resolve.
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Can Cellulitis go away with out treatment?

What's the cause?

Sunburn
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.
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What is treatment for facial cellulitis I?

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Facial cellulitis is a bacterial skin infection that occurs on the face. The infection is characterized by swelling, redness, warmth, and pain. Risk factors for the condition include problems in the lymphatic system, upper respiratory infections, and infections of the teeth or middle ear. Treatment is with oral antibiotics.
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Is there a for sure treatment for cellulitis?

Antibiotics

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Cellulitis is a bacterial infection that involves deeper layers of subcutaneous tissue and can spread quickly, sometimes leading to life-threatening complications. Proper treatment with antibiotics, often initial intravenously then followed by oral treatment, is the appropriate way to treat. If cultures are available then that will greatly aid the choice of medicines.
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Is there an effective treatment for cellulitis?

What's the cause ?

Cellulitis
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.
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Will cellulitis come back? How can I prevent this?

What's the cause ??

Cellulitis
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.
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What is a home treatment for cellulitis if diabetic?

What's the cause ?

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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.
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How can a sunburn cause cellulitis and what is the treatment?

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A sunburn can open the skin barrier to surface germs that can enter the oozing open wound and cause cellulitis or impetigo. Keeping the burn clean and using antibiotic sprays or ointments can prevent this. If it is progressing, see the doc for additional measures.
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Dr. Nancy S. Baxi answered:

What can I do for lingering swelling in my lower leg after cellulitis treatment?

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Wear compression stockings. But only after your doc has looked at your leg and doesn't think you still have a lingering cellulitis or anything else causing the swelling. Also if you have very bad circulation, you should wear the stockings only if your doc says it's ok.
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What is a good antibiotic for cellulitis following the I. V. antibiotic treatment?

It depends

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There are bacteria that are resistant to certain antibiotics and are not effective. Your doctor needs to consider what antibiotics have been used in the past ,possibly culture the infection to see what antibiotics will work now if needed.
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