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Is cortisone effective in treating cellulitis?
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Only for the redness or color change. You must use antibiotics.

In brief: No
Only for the redness or color change. You must use antibiotics.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care
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
Dr. Michael Miller
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Dr. Peter Wiggin
Wound care
In brief: No and yes
Cellulitis is usually considered a infectious process therefore antibiotics are a first line treatment.
When warrented steroids are also often used for systemic effects. Steroids may be recommended in situations such as spider bite.

In brief: No and yes
Cellulitis is usually considered a infectious process therefore antibiotics are a first line treatment.
When warrented steroids are also often used for systemic effects. Steroids may be recommended in situations such as spider bite.
Dr. Peter Wiggin
Dr. Peter Wiggin
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