A 44-year-old male asked:
husband has staph infection on the back of the leg. it is draining with a smell. already had a course of antibiotics. how long should it take to heal?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Corey Clay answered
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
More quickly: Drainage and smell should have improved significantly after completed course of antibiotic. The treating physician needs to be updated if not already. The infection may need to be imaged and possibly treated surgically. A major concern is if the infection is able to spread to bone, which makes treatment significantly more difficult.
Answered on Dec 27, 2018
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