Cellulitis is treated with antibiotics. Depending on the severity of the infection, these medications may be prescribed in pill form, or in more severe cases, they may be administered by IV.
Other ways to speed recovery and relieve symptoms:
- Elevating the affected limb
- Applying warm compresses
- Taking pain relievers as prescribed
Treating even minor wounds right away can help prevent cellulitis. Keep wounds clean and dry, apply antibiotic ointment, and cover with a bandage. If you notice redness, swelling, or other signs of infection, seek medical care.
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