A 26-year-old male asked:
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i have cellulitis on my inner thigh, been on keflex for 24 hrs. the lymph node in my groin became enlarged and tender. is this a bad sign?

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Expected: Lymph nodes are check points that limit spread of infection, will become less painful and shrink in size later when infection is eradicated, keep taking the antibiotic as prescribed, if no improvement call/see your doctor, good luck
Answered on Jun 15, 2019
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