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Pittsburgh, PA
A 29-year-old female asked:

Diagnosed with cellulitis on left shin. today is 7th day of 10 day bactrim. decreased redness and swelling (2-3" in diameter day 1) do i need 10 days?

1 doctor answer7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 43 years experience
Yes, you need to: follow the health care professional's advice to the letter. Stopping early can lead to a rebound that might be much more serious or extensive. You wouldn't want to eventually lose your foot just to save three days of antibiotic therapy!
Last updated Nov 27, 2017


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