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Doctor insights on: Over The Counter Treatment For Cellulitis

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Dr. Michael Miller
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Cellulitis (Definition)

Cellulitis is 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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I'm suffering from Cellulitis of the scalp any over-the-counter products will you recommend?

I'm suffering from Cellulitis of the scalp any over-the-counter products will you recommend?

Cellulitis: If this is true cellulitis you will need antibiotics as treatment. There are other causes of rash on scalp. See primary doctor or dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...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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Can cellulitis go away with out treatment?

Can cellulitis go away with out treatment?

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. ...Read more

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Is there a for sure treatment for cellulitis?

Antibiotics: 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. ...Read more

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What is treatment for facial cellulitis i?

What is treatment for facial cellulitis i?

Cellulitis: 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. ...Read more

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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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What is a home treatment for cellulitis if diabetic?

What is a home treatment for cellulitis if diabetic?

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 can a sunburn cause cellulitis and what is the treatment?

Yes and no: 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. ...Read more