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Are antibiotics effective in treating cellulitis?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes they are

Antibiotics are used in treatment of Cellulitis

In brief: Yes they are

Antibiotics are used in treatment of Cellulitis
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Your doctor will choose an effective antibiotic based on your history and any possible allergies or drug interactions.

In brief: Yes

Your doctor will choose an effective antibiotic based on your history and any possible allergies or drug interactions.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Whats 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.

In brief: Whats 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.
Dr. Michael Miller
Dr. Michael Miller
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Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Most common cause is infection of the skin and soft tissues, eg post surgical
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Antibiotics

Antibiotics, when chosen correctly, effectively treat cellulitis.
That is why physicians take cultures and sensitivity swabs and order blood tests to see what microbes are growing in the wound.

In brief: Antibiotics

Antibiotics, when chosen correctly, effectively treat cellulitis.
That is why physicians take cultures and sensitivity swabs and order blood tests to see what microbes are growing in the wound.
Dr. Corinne Kauderer
Dr. Corinne Kauderer
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