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Glendale, AZ
A 54-year-old female asked:

I went to the er monday night and was told i had a bad case of cellulitis. how many days should the bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) take to stop the stinging?

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
Infectious Disease 25 years experience
Treat until better: Sometimes the pain and inflammation of cellulitis takes a few days to go down. That's because of the injury the bacteria have caused. Good that you've been seen by a doctor -but you need follow up care to make sure you are responding well. If you have co-morbid illnesses like diabetes, then you definitely need more care, not less. Try to elevate the area (or stay off it) to help ease the pain.
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