Main purpose of cellulitis treatment process is the reduction of severe infections, fast recovery, pain relief, curing the affected skin and preventing of recurrence. In most cases healing process isn’t complete without antibiotics.
Prescribed medications are used orally or intravenously depending on the severity of the affected skin area. The usual period is 10 to 14 days. In this period it is crucial to take every single pill that the doctor has prescribed, even later when you begin to feel better .Treatment for cellulitis with intravenously induced antibiotics (IV) is recommended when with a more serious infection, and in most cases lasts from 3 to 5 days.
Generally, skin and any underlying tissue treatment include schemes to prevent recurrence of inflammation (protective clothing ; covering scrapes or open cuts; practicing good skin care too). Not healing the affected area and all underlying tissue nearby could increase the chances of recurrence of infection. There are three types of treatment which help combat and prevent this common skin condition.
Depending of severity infection, cellulitis treatments can be divided in:
A) Cellulitis Self-Care Treatment At Household
A normally healthy individual is usually not hospitalized for mild or moderate cellulitis. In case of mild infection and while using antibiotics, a self-care home treatment is necessary. You need to:
▪ rest yourself, particularly the area of body involved;
▪ drink plenty of water to help prevent dehydration;
▪ elevate the region of the body affected with cellulitis. That will help decrease main symptoms of swelling and relieve irritation, specially with lower leg and arm infection ( cellulitis which affects extremities);
▪ use ”over the counter”(OTC) pain relievers Ibuprofen – (Motrin) or Acetaminophen – (Tylenol) – for pain reduction and to keep the fever down.
All this will work to ease the symptoms and speed up recovery.
Upon healing, the infected skin will begin to regenerate and the blistered areas will flake off like old skin.