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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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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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What over the counter medicines would relieve cellulitis or infections of the like that is not an ointment or cream?

What over the counter medicines would relieve cellulitis or infections of the like that is not an ointment or cream?

Rx medications: Cellulitis is a medical issue and could lead to serious conditions (i.e. septic shock, necrotizing fasciitis). It is advisable to seek out a physician to help evaluate and treat you. ...Read more

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What over-the-counter medications can help with cellulitis?

What over-the-counter medications can help with cellulitis?

Topical creams: Creams containing caffeine or theophylline may possibly help. Coconut oil and essential oils have also been recommended. Coenzyme a, apple cider vinegar, aloe vera, cocoa butter vitamins a, c, and e, retinol and retin-a. Strivectin is one brand which contains a retinoid that is promoted for treatment of cellulite and stretch marks. ...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?

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

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Treatment for cellulitis Extreme infection ?

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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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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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 a for sure treatment for cellulitis?

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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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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What is a good antibiotic for cellulitis after the parenteral treatment?

Can't answer: It all depends on where the cellulitis was, what caused it, what the cultures grew out, and what your medical history is. For example, sometimes cellulitis grows out the MRSA bacteria which requires a completely different treatment than a usual infection in a healthy person. Also, a cellulitis in the groin may require a different treatment than one in the neck. ...Read more

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What is a good antibiotic for cellulitis following the i. V. Antibiotic treatment?

What is a good antibiotic for cellulitis following the i. V. Antibiotic treatment?

It depends: 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. ...Read more

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

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

Ted hose: 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. ...Read more

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Please tell me precautions after treatment for cellulitis at lower leg. I often have swelling at the lower leg ?

Please tell me precautions after treatment for cellulitis at lower leg. I often have swelling at the lower leg ?

Treat swelling: The key to long term success and prevention of future problems is to aggressively treat the leg swelling. Wound centers often use multilayer compression wraps to get swelling controlled and compression stockings to maintain it. You might also be a candidate for a home compression pump or even a venous ablation procedure . Ask your doctor about these treatments. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with cellulitis bad circulation in my legs is there some kind of treatment for this?

Yes for both: Cellulitis is skin infection and is treated with antibiotics-- typically you need to have an adequate blood supply in order for the antibiotics to reach the site of infection though. If your blood supply is poor, you would need further studies to identify why and where exactly the problem is, such as angiogram, ct or mri, and then there are many options to improve it with stents, bypass etc ...Read more

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