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How long does cellulitis take to treat?

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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care
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In brief: What's the cause?

Cellulitis is an inflammation (red, hot swollen and tender) of the skin and soft tissues.
It can be caused 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. Time to heal is based on cause.

In brief: What's the cause?

Cellulitis is an inflammation (red, hot swollen and tender) of the skin and soft tissues.
It can be caused 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. Time to heal is based on cause.
Dr. Michael Miller
Dr. Michael Miller
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Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Days

Typically, uncomplicated cellulitis will start to improve in just a few days after appropriate antibiotic therapy has been initiated.

In brief: Days

Typically, uncomplicated cellulitis will start to improve in just a few days after appropriate antibiotic therapy has been initiated.
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
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