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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 30 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.
Dr. Steven Hubert
Dermatology 28 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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