6 Treatments of Cellulitis

6. Compression Wraps

Compression wraps are commonly used treatments for cellulitis, especially when the infection is in a limb. The purpose of compression wraps is to alleviate or prevent swelling. When you compress the area, it helps to influence the body to reabsorb any excess fluid that is present so that swelling decreases. With continued compression, fluid will not be able to reaccumulate and cause swelling to remain or recur.

When using compression, it should be snug, but not too tight. Make sure that you do not experience any tingling, numbness or coldness. If these symptoms occur, loosen the compression because these symptoms indicate that blood flow is interrupted.

Resources

https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/nioshtic-2/20037565.html

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2870381/