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Is cortisone effective in treating cellulitis?

Is cortisone effective in treating cellulitis?

No: Only for the redness or color change. You must use antibiotics. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Miller
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Cellulitis (Definition)

A common skin condition that is caused by bacteria. Common symptoms may include fever, a skin sore that appears suddenly and grows quickly, and redness, pain, and tenderness ...Read more


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Are there any over-the-counter medications that are effective at treating cellulitis?

Are there any over-the-counter medications that are effective at treating cellulitis?

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. ...Read more

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How effective is ceftriaxone intravenous at treating cellulitis?

How effective is ceftriaxone intravenous at treating cellulitis?

Effective: If your cellulitis is caused by pcn sensitive staph aureus, it is very effective. ...Read more

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Is Ceftin (cefuroxime) going to be effective for treating Cellulitis or any other antib which will work better!!!

Is Ceftin (cefuroxime) going to be effective for treating Cellulitis or any other antib which will work better!!!

Likely: Ceftin (cefuroxime) can work fairly well for simple skin infections however there are other antibiotics that may be needed for complicated skin infections. ...Read more

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My daughter is taking antibiotics and cortisone for cellulitis. It is less swollen but has become very itchy. Is it normal and what can she do?

My daughter is taking antibiotics and cortisone for cellulitis. It is less swollen but has become very itchy. Is it normal and what can she do?

Benadryl pills and: Stronger topical steroid like triamcinilone ointment 0.1%, need prescription and maybe prednisone 20 mg daily pill but it can lessen strength of antibiotic effect. ...Read more

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What are the most effective ways to get a cortisone shot?

What are the most effective ways to get a cortisone shot?

See details: See a doctor and have the problem evaluated first. If a cortisone shot is indicated, it can be done at that time. ...Read more

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Is there an effective treatment for cellulitis?

Is there an effective treatment for cellulitis?

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. ...Read more

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Is oral ofloxacin effective in case of mild cellulitis??

Is oral ofloxacin effective in case of mild cellulitis??

You seem to like: ofloxacin, and yet it's one of the strongest and most toxic fluorinated antibiotics around, and used often for hospital treated cellulitis and serious urinary tract infections. Do speak with your doctor FIRST to find out what's best for you, what strains you're resistant to, so you are targeting your therapy accurately & not shotgunning your care by guessing. (I know you can buy this OTC in Egypt.) ...Read more

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How effective are cortisone injections for costochondritis?

How effective are cortisone injections for costochondritis?

Anti-inflammatory: I would recommend taking an anti-inflammatory by mouth over a steroid injection. Costochondritis is inflammation of the muscle between the ribs. Underneath that sits the lung. An injection given to deep can puncture the lung and cause breathing problems. I would recommend an anti-inflammatory medication by mouth to treat instead of an injection. ...Read more

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How effective can cervical cortisone epidurals be?

How effective can cervical cortisone epidurals be?

Cervical epidural: They can be very effective for some types of pain especially those radiating down the arm. Pain specific to the neck with or without head movement may be better treated with other types of injections/therapies. ...Read more

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How safe and effective are cervical cortisone epidurals?

How safe and effective are cervical cortisone epidurals?

Epidural steroids: Cervical injection therapy including epidural steroid injections are common/successful for cervical disc disease. In particular arm pain, numbness, and tingling. Everything in medicine has risks including injections and these include headache, infection, bleeding. These are rare and just a few that are most common. Would recommend anesthesiologists who have have done pain management fellowship. ...Read more

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Is cortisone shot effective in relieving allergies?

Yes, but....: System-wide exposure to steroids is associated with an increased long-term risk of complications such as cataracts, glaucoma and osteoporosis. Cortisone injections are sometimes used to relieve debilitating symptoms quickly, but their routine use is not a good idea. Get an evaluation by an allergist to determine the optimal way to control your allergies. ...Read more

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How effective are cortisone shots in inflammed shoulders due to arthritis?

How effective are cortisone shots in inflammed shoulders due to arthritis?

Results vary: I do have some patients who have gotten excellent relief from the cortisone shot. ...Read more

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In your practice experience how effective is a guided cortisone injection for frozen shoulder if caught early, say two months into the freezing stage?

In your practice experience how effective is a guided cortisone injection for frozen shoulder if caught early, say two months into the freezing stage?

Possible help: Glenohumeral injections or steroid are an acceptable practice in conjunction with aggressive physical therapy in an effort to improve range of motion in 'frozen shoulder'. Still, the average duration of symptoms can be betwen 6-9 months and sometimes longer. ...Read more

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My eczema after cortisone has not gone fully...still bumps. I have been taking care of my skin as best as I can. Is there anything more effective. Help.

My eczema after cortisone has not gone fully...still bumps. I have been taking care of my skin as best as I can. Is there anything more effective. Help.

See a doctor: Cortisone has different strength. Go to see your doctor and have a check. Your doctor can find out what really is and treat you with appropriate medication. ...Read more

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Is linox 600 effective for cellulitis and to fight staph bacteria. Pls help.

Is linox 600 effective for cellulitis and to fight staph bacteria. Pls help.

Frequently: Yes, it can be effective, but many other factors go into how well an infection responds besides just the antibiotic. Diabetes, nutrition and the location and size of the infection all are important factors to consider. Sometimes other treatments, like surgery also help. ...Read more

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Are cortisone shots effective at treating wrist pain being caused by a cyst? Or would it just be a temporary solution?

Are cortisone shots effective at treating wrist pain being caused by a cyst? Or would it just be a temporary solution?

Corticosteroid injec: Can be effective if there is concurrent synovitis, pain and swelling in the region. At times the cyst itself acts life an irritant in the wrist and it reduces that as well. Finally the cyst may decrease in size or get smaller or may go away with the injection. Some just aspirate the cyst but many also inject. Recurrance is possible thus if it recurs then its temporary, but if it stays away.. ...Read more

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What is the most effective antibiotic to be taken in case of asmall patch of cellulitis (about 2cm). In face developed after a mosquito bite??

What is the most effective antibiotic to be taken in case of asmall patch of cellulitis (about 2cm). In face developed after a mosquito bite??

Depends: Your doctor will be aware of the type of bacteria and the antibiotics best to use in your community. The bacteria that cause cellulitis are most often strep or staph. In some communities staph is resistant to some antibiotics and this often reflects the choice of medication. ...Read more

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My dermat. Presc. Me azithromycin for a mild cellulitis dt. A mosquito bite. Is this effective?!

My dermat. Presc. Me azithromycin for a mild cellulitis dt. A mosquito bite. Is this effective?!

Not effective.: Azithromycin also known as Zithromax is not an effective antibiotic for skin infections. If the infection is mild and can be watched. Signs and symptoms of more severe infection would be if the area of redness increases, fever occurs, and the area becomes tender to touch. Keeping the area clean and using soap with Triclosan temporarily would be suggested. ...Read more

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How painful and how effective is a cortisone shot in the hip? I have had increasing pain in my hip for a handful of years now. I have been told by one doctor that there is osteoarthritis, and by a neurologist that it is trochanteric bursitis. Also some f

If: If you have bursitis, a cortisone shot usually isn't too uncomfortable for the patient. If you have osteoarthritis, the injection is technically more difficult and may be more uncomfortable. A bursitis injection can easily be done in the doctor's office while an intra-articular injection (for osteoarthritis) is often given under x-ray guidance. The response to both may be variable: anything from complete, long-term relief to nothing. The response to injection depends on the accuracy of the diagnosis as well as the efficacy of other concurrent treatment strategies such as activity modification and physical therapy, with suspected bursitis, it is important to evaluate the low back to make sure that the hip pain isn't referred from a bulging disc or sciatica.

With injections in the joint, there may be some accelerated cartilage breakdown secondary to effects of the corticosteroid. The duration of relief, if any, tends to be shorter for these injections as well. There are fewer risks with injections in the bursa. However, if multiple injections are required, there is some concern about the cummulative effects of the corticosteroid that is absorbed in the system and there is probably a reason to look at other treatment options. ...Read more

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Is c-diff, cellulitis and MRSA related?

Is c-diff, cellulitis and MRSA related?

Yes: Mrsa is a resistant form of a common bacteria that lives on the skin. If you have a break/cut in skin you might get infection from mrsa. Cdiff is a different bacteria that might live in your colon. When you take antibiotics for another infection like cellulitis, you can kill off good bacteria in your colon that keeps cdiff in check and allow it more "housing space" to thrive and cause infection. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how the cortisone affects on virus c test result?

Can you tell me how the cortisone affects on virus c test result?

Should be minimal: An immunosuppressant like cortisone may raise or lower the number from the quantitative virus assay, as may many other things. It won't make a false-positive or false-negative for the diagnosis ...Read more

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Can cellulitis cause death?

Can cellulitis cause death?

Yes: Cellulitis is a description of a skin infection most commonly caused by staphylococcus or streptococcus. If the organism causing the infection spreads to the blood stream sepsis and shock can result. Sepsis can be fatal, especially in someone with other medical problems like diabetes. ...Read more

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How do people get cellulitis?

How do people get cellulitis?

Crack in skin: Bacteria invade lymphatics amd blood through a crack in the feet- ath
tees foot or through trauma that allows entry. ...Read more

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What does cellulitis look like?

What does cellulitis look like?

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. ...Read more

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How long can cellulitis go undetected?

How long can cellulitis go undetected?

Not long: If you have cellulitis the infection that is caused by it could produce pain with in hours. ...Read more