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Randalia, IA
A 37-year-old female asked:

Can cephalexin be used to treat a vaginal/skin bacterial infection. symptoms: swelling, pain and burning during urination, and abscess foul odor puss

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Depends: Abcess require incision and drainage. Ist generation cephalosporins have good coverage for non resistant staph responsible for most uncomplicated skin infections. Discuss with your doctor best treatment.
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Dr. Steven Hubert
Dermatology 30 years experience
Yes.: It depends on the cause of the symptoms but antibiotics are sometimes used.
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Last updated Nov 23, 2013

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