6 Treatments of Cellulitis

5. Cool Damp Cloth

Cellulitis can be painful, and the infected area can become warm. A cool damp cloth can help to soothe the warmth and pain. If there is a break in the skin or a wound, it is best to use sterile gauze and cooled sterile saline for this purpose to keep the wound or break as clean as possible.

It is important to not use ice on the infected area. Ice packs have the potential to cause ice burn which can damage the skin structure. This puts you at risk for further infection and complications. Ice can also reduce blood flow to the area which could inhibit healing.