Most cases of cellulitis respond well to a course of antibiotics. If your symptoms don’t clear up after a few days, inform Dr. Fatteh, Dermatologist, in Lansing about the skin infection. Ensure to follow your cellulitis specialist’s guidelines about the medication and skincare.
You might need to be briefly hospitalized to receive intravenous antibiotics directly into the blood and other care if you may need any. As you wait for your treatment to take effect, you might find a degree of relief by placing a cool, damp cloth over the area and elevating the affected limb. Over-the-counter pain medications can reduce discomfort.
As it is a bacterial infection, antibiotics are the best way for cellulitis treatment. Consult your doctor to which antibiotics you should take as not any antibiotic will work. If the infection does not start to deplete in 2 days (48 hours), immediately see your specialist.
In case of severe pain, your doctor can also prescribe some of the painkillers which give you relief.
If you’re concerned about cellulitis or other common skin issues like boils, viral infections, or abscesses, contact Dr. Fatteh to book a thorough diagnostic exam. You can visit any of our two offices in Lansing or Mount Pleasant, Michigan.