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cellulitis antibiotics not working

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
18 years experience Infectious Disease
Cellulitis: Uncomplicated cellulitis is most commonly caused by strep bacteria and usually can be treated with any penicillin group of antibiotics. More complicat ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
40 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: Bactrim/septra(trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole and Clindamycin are great choices and cheap!unless sensitivity from your culture results says otherwise.T ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
7-10 days: Once effective antibiotics are started for cellulitis there is usually improvement in 2-3 days. It may take 7-10 days of treatment for it to complete ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Ferry
17 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Depends: If cellulitis is bacterial and you have an antibiotic that the bug is sensitive to, there can be dramatic improvement(assuming you are in good health, ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: yes antibiotic resistance can transfer from different antibiotics if they are chemically/structuraly related
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Booth Wainscoat
20 years experience Infectious Disease
Various reasons: Pseudomonas is a very common bacteria which has developed many clever ways of resisting different antibiotics. It can destroy the antibiotics with che ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
All can: Any antibiotic can interfere with the effectivness of birth control agents. Secondary method of protection is recommended while taking and for at leas ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
Wrong antibiotic.: Impetigo is a a skin infection mostly caused by 2 major germs--staph or strep. Whereas Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) actually does a pretty ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Depends.: On what it isn't working for. It isn't ever supposed to work for viral infections like mono, and the second line drug depends on the type of infection ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yun Tran
Dr. Yun Tran answered
15 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Depends on what it's for. If I suspect whooping cough or pneumonia, among other things, it's good
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Talk to your MD: Your MD will probably do a culture of both infections to see which antibiotic will work and which ones will not. That test will dictate which antibiot ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Probably best: That you take it a bit easy, as fluoroquinolones, the antibiotic class of levofloxacin, is associated with tendon problems including rare achillles te ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
37 years experience Urology
No: No, but since they both have good (and somewhat overlapping) spectrums of activity, you likely will not need two antibiotics at the same time. Consid ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Your doctor will choose an effective antibiotic based on your history and any possible allergies or drug interactions.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
14 years experience Dermatology
Weeks : Nothing works overnight for acne, except perhaps steroid injections into individual lesions. You might get lucky and see improvement in just a we ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
STREP CARRIER: Ten day course of Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) in adequate and oroper dose should be able to cure the strep carrier in most cases, but if ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
36 years experience Family Medicine
Not necessarily: Both medications are commonly prescribed for sinus infections but Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) tends to be more effective in covering bacte ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
21 years experience Dentistry
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) antibiotic: See a dentist don't self prescribe and get rid of the source of the infection.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Unlikely: To have been a spider bite. Most of these (unless you have actually seen and identified the spider as a black widow or brown recluse), are community ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Cephalexin: Cephalexin or even Ampicillin might suffice.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
It depends...: ...on how soon you vomit after each dose. Within 30 minutes, treatment may not work. After a half hour, usually enough antibiotic is retained or has b ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Time frame?: I am guessing that you have seen an ophthalmologist or another type of md (not an optometrist!) who gave you an antibiotic (topical drops?) for an ey ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
25 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
No: Amoxicillin and Clindamycin are the antibiotics of choice for dental infections. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is a poor choice.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
No: They don't cancel each other out. There are times when we feel it is necessary to use 2 antibiotics from 2 different classes (such as Bactrim (sulfam ... Read More
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