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Will Cephalexin help cure dermatitis?

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Question: will cephalexin help cure dermatitis

its not itchy but very sore. It doesn't look like a rash. I have attached a photo

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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (11 minutes later)
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Regarding Cephalexin for dermatitis

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Hello. Thank you.
I am Dr kakkar (Dermatologist and Venereologist). I have noted your concern.

Steroids, either topical or oral, are specifically used to treat dermatitis. Cephalexin is an oral antibiotic and though it may help with the bacterial superinfection that usually accompanies acute dermatitis - oozing and crusting but it is not a specific remedy for dermatitis. It is a co-prescription along with topical or oral steroids.
In addition, oral antihistamines e.g tab. Cetrizine or tab. Loratadine is also part of prescription of dermatitis. They help with the itch that usually accompanies dermatitis.

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Brief Answer: Regarding Cephalexin for dermatitis Detailed Answer: Hello. Thank you. I am Dr kakkar (Dermatologist and Venereologist). I have noted your concern. Steroids, either topical or oral, are specifically used to treat dermatitis. Cephalexin is an oral antibiotic and though it may help with the bacterial superinfection that usually accompanies acute dermatitis - oozing and crusting but it is not a specific remedy for dermatitis. It is a co-prescription along with topical or oral steroids. In addition, oral antihistamines e.g tab. Cetrizine or tab. Loratadine is also part of prescription of dermatitis. They help with the itch that usually accompanies dermatitis. Regards Brief Answer: Image not received Detailed Answer: Hi. You may attach a photo in "Reports Section" or you may mail me at YYYY@YYYY with the subject line of the mail as Attention :Dr kakkar. Kindly contact customer care service of HealthcareMagic for assistance. Regards