Antibiotics: Prescribed by a healthcare professional to fight the bacterial infection causing cellulitis.
Elevation: Keeping the affected area elevated above heart level helps reduce swelling and improve blood circulation.
Warm compresses: Applying warm, moist towels or washcloths to the affected area several times a day can alleviate pain, promote blood flow, and reduce inflammation.
Pain relievers: Over-the-counter pain medications, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen, can help manage pain and reduce inflammation.
Rest and immobilization: Resting the affected area and avoiding excessive movement can aid in the healing process and prevent further complications.
Proper wound care: Keeping the affected area clean, dry, and covered with a sterile dressing can prevent infection and promote healing.