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Erysipelas and cellulitis: Can antibiotics prevent cellulitis from coming back?

People who have already had cellulitis can prevent it from returning by taking low-dose penicillin. When used for this purpose, the penicillin is taken every day for up to twelve months. This preventive treatment is safe and well tolerated.

Informed Health Online [Internet] - Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG).

Version: June 3, 2015

Interventions for cellulitis and erysipelas

This review looks at interventions for the skin infections 'cellulitis' and 'erysipelas'. These two terms are now considered different presentations of the same condition by most experts, so they are considered together for this review. For simplicity we used the one term 'cellulitis' to refer to both conditions.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews: Plain Language Summaries [Internet] - John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Version: 2010

Erysipelas and cellulitis: Overview

Erysipelas or cellulitis can develop if bacteria enter the skin through cuts or sores. Both infections make your skin swell and become red, warm and tender. Provided the right treatment is started early enough, these bacterial skin infections usually clear up without any lasting effects.

Informed Health Online [Internet] - Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG).

Version: June 3, 2015

Should Chinese herbal medicines be used in patients with skin and soft‐tissue infections?

Skin and soft‐tissue infections (SSTIs) are common infections of the skin or the tissue beneath the skin. They include impetigo, abscesses, cellulitis, erysipelas, necrotising (flesh‐killing) skin infections, infections caused by animal or human bites or by animal contact, and infections after surgery.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews: Plain Language Summaries [Internet] - John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Version: 2014

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT): Overview

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a blood clot forms in a vein. It can cause symptoms such as tenderness, skin redness, swelling of the lower leg, or warmth in the affected area. But DVT often causes no symptoms at all.

Informed Health Online [Internet] - Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG).

Version: March 23, 2017

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