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How easy is it to cure cellulitis?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: It depends

Cellulitis is an infection of the skin and underlying tissue, often by an infection.
It is commonly treated with an antibiotic. The success & duration of treatment depends on the extent and depth of the infection, whether surgical drainage is necessary, the type of bacteria causing the infection, and the patient's other medical conditions.

In brief: It depends

Cellulitis is an infection of the skin and underlying tissue, often by an infection.
It is commonly treated with an antibiotic. The success & duration of treatment depends on the extent and depth of the infection, whether surgical drainage is necessary, the type of bacteria causing the infection, and the patient's other medical conditions.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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Dr. Robert Dorsey
Wound care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Varies

It all depends on the causative agent, the severity of the infection and the treatment.
However, most cellulitis can be cured with the right treatment plan.

In brief: Varies

It all depends on the causative agent, the severity of the infection and the treatment.
However, most cellulitis can be cured with the right treatment plan.
Dr. Robert Dorsey
Dr. Robert Dorsey
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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. Adam Nally
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It depends

Cellulitis can be quite simple to treat with an oral antibiotic or may require extensive IV antibiotic therapy.

In brief: It depends

Cellulitis can be quite simple to treat with an oral antibiotic or may require extensive IV antibiotic therapy.
Dr. Adam Nally
Dr. Adam Nally
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