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How long does it take for skin infection swelling to go down

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Varies: Depends on severity and tissue levels as well as location of infection. Heat should dissipate and redness resolve and swelling will decrease over a fe ... Read More

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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Days-week+: As long as the swelling is going down you are moving in the right direction. If the swelling increases in size then go back to your doctor. The time ... Read More
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Dr. Yelena Kipervas
22 years experience Family Medicine
Plan: You have to make a gooood photo, few of them, and call for consult. Or go to the local doctor.
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Yes: As a Kiwi this a free service for you, just do a consult and upload a picture or video consult
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Sebaceous cyst: probably infected and you have gone too long without having it evaluated and treated. You may need a surgical excisional or drainage. Call for an exam ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Normal: lymph node reaction to infection. I assume you were treated.- if it come back, see PCP immediately.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Inwood
34 years experience Podiatry
Antibiotic: That is an allergic reaction. Stop the medication and get back to the prescribing physician !
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
30 years experience Family Medicine
Double-edged Sword: Initially steroid cream can reduce inflammation and swelling from a cutaneous fungal infection. However, with persistent use, steroids can reduce you ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Hard to say!: There are lots of different germs that can cause infections. No antibiotic helps them all. Doctors make an educated guess of which antibiotic has a go ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Infection: Depends on the extent of infection and what is being done. A small amount of folliculitis can resolve with cleaning and topical antibiotic. If you h ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
18 years experience Dermatology
Depends: Skin healing times vary not only by person, but also the location of the body with the infection, the type and severity of the infection, and what you ... Read More

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