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Dr. Corinne Kauderer
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What over-the-counter medications can help with cellulitis?

Dr. Corinne Kauderer
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What over-the-counter medications can help with cellulitis?

OTC cellulitis cures: Cellulitis is a skin infection; washing with hibiclens daily can help the spread of the infection. See your primary of podiatrist for more solutions. ...Read more

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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


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

Dr. Mark Weisberg
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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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Dr. Michael Miller
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Are there any over-the-counter medications that are effective at treating cellulitis?

Dr. Michael Miller
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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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Dr. Michael Miller
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Can cellulitis go away with out treatment?

Dr. Michael Miller
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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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Dr. Donald Shenenberger
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Is there a for sure treatment for cellulitis?

Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Board Certified, Dermatology
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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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Dr. Michael Fisher
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What is treatment for facial cellulitis i?

Dr. Michael Fisher
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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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Dr. Michael Miller
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Is there an effective treatment for cellulitis?

Dr. Michael Miller
Board Certified, Wound care
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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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Dr. Michael Miller
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What is a home treatment for cellulitis if diabetic?

Dr. Michael Miller
Board Certified, Wound care
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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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Dr. James Ferguson
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How can a sunburn cause cellulitis and what is the treatment?

Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
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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

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Treatment for cellulitis Extreme infection ?

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Board Certified, Dermatology
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Treatment  for cellulitis
Extreme infection ?

Need details: Cellulitis is a serious bacterial infection. Antibiotic is useful. The term is frequently used when poorly-informed DR's notice red, swollen skin. Eczema, stasis dermatitis, contact dermatitis are much more common than cellulitis and require very different therapy. If it is itchy rather than painful, if there is no fever, if there is clear discharge instead of pus, bet on something other than cell ...Read more

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