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How long for cellulitis to clear up after vancomycin 1gram, 2 doses? can it get worse before getting better, initially after completing cancomycin?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
A few days: Cellulitis usually needs at least a couple of days to start improving after starting antibiotic treatment, and indeed the symptoms can worsen for a day or two. It usually takes a couple of weeks to completely clear up entirely. To be safest, contact the doctor treating you -- but in the meantime, continue treatment as prescribed. Good luck!
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