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A 22-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 45-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
Dr. Martin Tyson
26 years experience Addiction Medicine
Depends: Usually tailored to the specific case, your medical history, severity, allergies, any cultures etc, but most commonly bacteria such as strep and staph ... Read More
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Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Sensitivites: Hopefully, if you were sick enough to need IV antibiotics, cultures were done to see which specific bacteria caused your cellulitis. If so, then the l ... Read More
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A 48-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
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
What's the cause ?: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender) . It can be caused by many things in ... Read More
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A 34-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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
What's the cause ?: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender) . It can be caused by many things in ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Mild cellulitis: You can try dealing with mild cellulitis by closely monitoring the situation
A male asked:
Dr. Lucas Wiegand
18 years experience Urology
Potential allergy: Any itching or rash while on an antibiotic or any new drug (even if you have taken it before) could be a sign of an allergy. This could also be a sign ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
35 years experience Infectious Disease
IM Injections: Intramuscular Injections are painful and require time to have the Muscle heal from them ! Pain is different in everybody! Some are more sensitive tha ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Dermatologic: conditions are difficult wihtout seeing them. Mostly, it measn the area is inflamed but healing up.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Unger
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Call your doctor: You did not mention the site of your infection. If the infection is getting worse, you should notify your doctor immediately. You may need systemic (i ... Read More

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