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What can cure cellulitis? Is it deadly?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Dilawar Singh
General Practice
2 doctors agree

In brief: Cellulitis

Cellulitis is an infection of the deep layer of skin (dermis) and the layer of fat and tissues just under the skin (the subcutaneous tissues).
Without treatment, a 'battle' is fought between the immune system and the invading germs (bacteria).Therefore, treatment is usually advised as soon as cellulitis is diagnosed, to stop it spreading to become serious.http://patient.info/health/cellulitis-and-erysipelas-leaflet

In brief: Cellulitis

Cellulitis is an infection of the deep layer of skin (dermis) and the layer of fat and tissues just under the skin (the subcutaneous tissues).
Without treatment, a 'battle' is fought between the immune system and the invading germs (bacteria).Therefore, treatment is usually advised as soon as cellulitis is diagnosed, to stop it spreading to become serious.http://patient.info/health/cellulitis-and-erysipelas-leaflet
Dr. Dilawar Singh
Dr. Dilawar Singh
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Dr. Afraz Adam
Urgent Care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Antibiotics

A course of antibiotic tablets will usually clear cellulitis.
A seven-day course (sometimes more) is usually needed. Symptoms should soon ease once you start the tablets. (However, there may be an initial increase in redness when treatment is started before it starts to fade.) For more infö: http://patient.info/health/cellulitis-and-erysipelas-leaflet

In brief: Antibiotics

A course of antibiotic tablets will usually clear cellulitis.
A seven-day course (sometimes more) is usually needed. Symptoms should soon ease once you start the tablets. (However, there may be an initial increase in redness when treatment is started before it starts to fade.) For more infö: http://patient.info/health/cellulitis-and-erysipelas-leaflet
Dr. Afraz Adam
Dr. Afraz Adam
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Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: CELLULITIS

YES.
CELLULITIS CAN BE DEADLY IF NOT TREATED WITH PROPER ANTIBIOTICS.

In brief: CELLULITIS

YES.
CELLULITIS CAN BE DEADLY IF NOT TREATED WITH PROPER ANTIBIOTICS.
Dr. Jerome Litt
Dr. Jerome Litt
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Dr. Lakhminder Sandhu
General Practice

In brief: Cellulitis

Cellulitis is infection of skin and underneath tissue caused by bacteria .
Presents as red painful, warm, swollen area. Most cases respond well to oral antibiotics but some might need Iv antibiotics . If not treated it can be dangerous like any other infection.

In brief: Cellulitis

Cellulitis is infection of skin and underneath tissue caused by bacteria .
Presents as red painful, warm, swollen area. Most cases respond well to oral antibiotics but some might need Iv antibiotics . If not treated it can be dangerous like any other infection.
Dr. Lakhminder Sandhu
Dr. Lakhminder Sandhu
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Dr. Erik McClain
Internal Medicine

In brief: Antibiotics

Hi CherylD, cellulitis is a superficial infection of the skin.
It is usually treated with antibiotics. It is not a chronic disease. There may be other health problems that can cause it to recur such as diabetes, obesity, poor circulation, steroid use, chronic swelling, open sores, and unclean skin. Addressing those issues should help keep it from coming back. Hope that helps.

In brief: Antibiotics

Hi CherylD, cellulitis is a superficial infection of the skin.
It is usually treated with antibiotics. It is not a chronic disease. There may be other health problems that can cause it to recur such as diabetes, obesity, poor circulation, steroid use, chronic swelling, open sores, and unclean skin. Addressing those issues should help keep it from coming back. Hope that helps.
Dr. Erik McClain
Dr. Erik McClain
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine

In brief: Cellulitis.

Cellulitis is a bacterial infection of the skin.
It's superficial and treatable with antibiotics, either topical or oral. Some infections can be very severe and possibly deadly (MRSA), so don't take cellulitis lightly. See a doctor if you have symptoms of redness, warmth and tenderness of an area of your skin, especially if you have fever, chills or sweats.

In brief: Cellulitis.

Cellulitis is a bacterial infection of the skin.
It's superficial and treatable with antibiotics, either topical or oral. Some infections can be very severe and possibly deadly (MRSA), so don't take cellulitis lightly. See a doctor if you have symptoms of redness, warmth and tenderness of an area of your skin, especially if you have fever, chills or sweats.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: Can be

Cellulitis can be treated with antibiotics.
There often are predisposing factors that need to be addressed. Overweight people get cullulitis more often. If not treated, infection can spread to other parts of the body and may be fatal.

In brief: Can be

Cellulitis can be treated with antibiotics.
There often are predisposing factors that need to be addressed. Overweight people get cullulitis more often. If not treated, infection can spread to other parts of the body and may be fatal.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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