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Will cellulitis come back? How can I prevent this?
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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Miller
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Dr. Stephen Noga
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: Possibly
Depending on the cause of the cellulitis, it may return to the same area or a different area.
Your doctor will concentrate on the cause as well as treated the individual case to reduce the chances of it happening again.

In brief: Possibly
Depending on the cause of the cellulitis, it may return to the same area or a different area.
Your doctor will concentrate on the cause as well as treated the individual case to reduce the chances of it happening again.
Dr. Stephen Noga
Dr. Stephen Noga
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In brief: Cellulitis
Cellulitis can repeat in the same area if the cause of the infection has not been discovered, usually, cellulitis occurs in immune compromised persons, diabetics and the elderly.
A simple scratch on the skin with dirty nails can lead to cellulitis. Topical cleansers such as hibiclens can help prevent the reoccurance and simply washing of hands can do wonders, .

In brief: Cellulitis
Cellulitis can repeat in the same area if the cause of the infection has not been discovered, usually, cellulitis occurs in immune compromised persons, diabetics and the elderly.
A simple scratch on the skin with dirty nails can lead to cellulitis. Topical cleansers such as hibiclens can help prevent the reoccurance and simply washing of hands can do wonders, .
Dr. Corinne Kauderer
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