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how long do you take antibiotics for cellulitis

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
It depends: There are bacteria that are resistant to certain antibiotics and are not effective. Your doctor needs to consider what antibiotics have been used in t ... Read More
Dr. Martin Tyson
27 years experience Addiction Medicine
Depends: There is no " one size fits all" unfortunately. Most common organisms are so called gram positives, so an antibiotic effective against staph/strep is ... Read More

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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
33 years experience Family Medicine
Cellulitis: Sorry you have had to go through this. Yes it is common to still have pain after having incision of an infected area. However, it is also common pract ... Read More
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Dr. David Earle
31 years experience General Surgery
Call your surgeon: Obviously pain is normal in the area of a surgical incision, particularly if you developed cellulitis. If it doesn't seem like it's getting better on ... Read More
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Dr. Marjorie Miller
24 years experience General Surgery
It is possible: It is possible to still bave pain. Although, pain should be improving as well as redness. If pain is getting worse, you may have an abscess which ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
48 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
36 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
18 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
36 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matheson Harris
16 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends on severity: If the cellulitis is properly treated, it should resolve within 10 days. If an abscess is present or the infection is resistant to your antibiotic, i ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends on drainage: The healing process is much more rapid if the labial abscess is large and has been incised and drained in addition to the use of antibiotics. If not, ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Park
Dr. John Park answered
20 years experience Plastic Surgery
Within 24 hrs.: With the appropriate antibiotics, you should see some improvement and pain relief within a day. However, it will take a week to two for most of the si ... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
When to see doctor..: When to see the doctor again, to be rechecked to see if an antibiotic is working properly for treatment of skin cellulitis or of a small skin abscess: ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Vasa
27 years experience Infectious Disease
Antibiotics: You should be seen by infectious disease physician . You may have possible of either resistant organisms , associated tinea infection , any dm or ass ... Read More
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