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Cellulitis (cont.)

Cellulitis Treatment

Self-Care at Home

  • Rest the area of the body involved.
  • Elevate the area of the body involved. This will help decrease swelling and relieve discomfort.
  • Use over-the-counter pain relievers such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin). This will decrease the pain as well as help keep the fever down.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/21/2013

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