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How long the reaction skin rash after taking quinolone generally last? It appeared after 8-10 days after the course.
Up to 3 weeks: Any kind of Allergic reaction has 2 phase, Immediate and Slow phase. And after initial improvement there is a surgeon slow reactant and one can get another crop of Urticarial rash after 10 days and . This phase can be treated with Steroid and continued use of Antihistaminics. Make sure you do not get this medicine again. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: If the dose of antibiotics was insufficient or the course was not long enough, yes, staph infections can recur. The other concern would also be if the bacteria developed resistance while on therapy. However, there is always a chance that some other organism has caused the infection; it depends on the site and the timing. I would discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
My cellulitis abscess was drained a week ago and now the wound is scabbing over. Is this normal for a cellulitis abscess?
After 11 days IV antibiotics for orbital cellulitis, eye is still painful and not fully open after 10'days could i be in relapse ?
Maybe: Mrsa is variant of a more common skin bacteria that is resistant to many antibiotics. It is not more likely to cause infection but its resistance makes it more challenging to treat. The length of treatment required would vary widely depending on the depth of your infection. Best for others to avoid contact with wound until it heals. ...Read more
Can happen: If done properly the occurrence of an infection should be rare. Remember however that cellulitis refers to inflammation and does not have to have an infectious component at all. In your example this is more likely the case from the immune reaction developing to the injected substance. That reaction is mediated by cells and proteins that cause inflammation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swollen Lymph Nodes: If the swollen lymph nodes are due to a local bacterial infection and the bacterium is sensitive to the antibiotic, you should see noticeable results in 24-48 hours. The nodes should be less painful and start shrinking in size. If nothing happens at all in that time period, the antibiotic may not be the right agent and your doctor should review the Culture and Sensitivity report and pick another. ...Read more
Infected elbow bursitis/cellulitus 4 weeks ago. 2 weeks of IV & antibio killed infection. Elbow still purple/red & slightly swollen. How long to heal?
Recurrent infection: Although antibiotics may have "Killed" infection, often time resistant organisms may develope and worsening redness and swelling may be an indication. If no infection is present, then RICE therapy with ace compression, ice and elevation (decreased activity with sling may improve). OTC anti-inflammatory agents may reduce erythema (redness) and swelling. Worsening pain, swelling may be warning sign. ...Read more
See a dermatologist: Is it your leg? It is very common that other conditions are mistaken as cellulitis. Then the antibiotic is no help. Stasis dermatitis and erythromelalgia are 2 examples of conditions presenting as red- swollen skin but are not infections. Also there may be an underlying problem such as lymphedema which leads to cellulitis. Then it is useful to address the underlying condition to prevent another ce. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Viral or bacterial?: If your pink eye issue to a bacterial infection, you should no longer be considered contagious after 24-48 hours after starting the antibiotic drops. If, however, your pink eye is due to viral infection, you are likely to be contagious for as long as you are having symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
About a week: Thats the rule of thumb.Get a more detailed answer ›
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