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Cellulitis

Outlook for Cellulitis

Most people with cellulitis respond to the antibiotics in 2-3 days and begin to show improvement. In rare cases, the cellulitis may progress to a serious illness by spreading through the bloodstream. Some forms of severe cellulitis may require surgery and leave a person with scarring.

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Reviewed by Norman Levine, MD on July 02, 2012

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