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A 55-year-old male asked:

can a cellulitus hand become septic after 1 1/2 days of antibiotics?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Possible: Particularly, if you are on the wrong antibiotic, or if an abcess is present.
Dr. Martin Tyson
Addiction Medicine 27 years experience
Yes: See your doc if it's not getting better-- may be either wrong antibiotic or possibly deeper space infection which could need drainage. May take afewdays to resolve, but should see some improvement.

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