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i have a staph infection on my arm. the doctor drew a line on my arm to watch, prescribed cephelexan for 10 days and sent me home. is this enough?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Usually: Unless you had associated fever and chills, the advice is sound. Report back to the hospital if redness spreads or if fever and chills appear.
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Cellulitis: Cellulitis is a skin infection. Cephalexin is a good antibiotic to battle possible strep or staph which typically cause skin infections. The Dr drew a line to see whether the infection worsens and spreads outside of the line. He probably told you to call him with follow-up of what is going on with the rash and whether it improves or actually spreads.

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