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I have cellulitis and just finished a script of clindamyisin and it hasn't cleared all the way up I have some amoxicillin laying around can I take it?

I have cellulitis and just finished a script of clindamyisin and it hasn't cleared all the way up I have some amoxicillin laying around can I take it?

No: I would not use amoxicillin to treat a skin infection when you are unsure of what is the causative bacteria. Using antibiotics inappropriately at best can cause resistant bacteria and at worst can cause further serious infections in you such as c. diff colitis. See your doctor if the cellulitis is not improving. ...Read more

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Amoxicillin (Definition)

Amoxicillin is in the penicillin class of antibiotics. All penicillins are distinguished by the presence of a beta-lactam ring, and are known to kill bacteria by inhibiting synthesis (production) ...Read more


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I have a cellulitis infection on my calve. They did a culture and put me on amoxicillin 6 days ago, and although the redness has not grown it has also?

I have a cellulitis infection on my calve. They did a culture and put me on amoxicillin 6 days ago, and although the redness has not grown it has also?

QUESTION???: Go back and organize your question. Pain? Pus? Fever? Culture grew exactly what? Most diagnoses of "cellulitis", when not by a dermatologist, are wrong. If you have dermatitis-----there are various kinds----then no antibiotic will help you. What, EXACTLY, is your question? ...Read more

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Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) made me dizzy and body hurt after 2 doses. Changed me to septra. What is the difference in the 2. It's for cellulitis in toe.?

Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) made me dizzy and body hurt after 2 doses. Changed me to septra. What is the difference in the 2. It's for cellulitis in toe.?

Skin Antibiotics: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) contains amoxicillin, a very close relative of penicillin, and gives coverage for the types of bacteria often in uncomplicated skin infections (cellulitis). Septra (or Bactrim) is a combination of trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole, and gives better coverage for MRSA for cellulitis thought to be caused by this bacteria. ...Read more

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Cellulitis-big toe. Not cured by 2 weeks augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) from dermatologist. Bad rxn to 1day of doxycycline. See infectious disease md? Podiatrist? (cbc pending.)

Cellulitis-big toe. Not cured by 2 weeks augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) from dermatologist. Bad rxn to 1day of doxycycline. See infectious disease md? Podiatrist? (cbc pending.)

Ouch!: I have a question. Was there any involvement of your toenail? Swelling, pain, tenderness or pus in the nail area? If so, I would encourage you to see a podiatrist. If there is nail growing into tissue, it will continue to act as a nidus for infection. Home it gets better soon. ...Read more

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Is cellulitis serious?

Is cellulitis serious?

Cellulitis is severe: Cellulitis is an infection. If you are healthy, the infection usually will improve once treatment begins. However, if neglected it can be serious and can spread systemically.
Go see hour doctor or other health professional and get an antibiotic for the infection. ...Read more

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Can you die from cellulitis?

Can you die from cellulitis?

Rarely: The infection in severe cases can spread causing sepsis. It is best to treat early with antibiotics so that infection resolves and does cause complications such as scarring, color change or systemic effects. ...Read more

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Any ways to cure cellulitis?

Find the cause: Cellulitis is an inflammation (red, hot swollen and tender) of the skin and soft tissues. It can be cause by many things such as bacteria, sunburn, vein disease and trauma all of which have different treatments. Depending on where it occurs and what is the cause, changes the treatment. If you keep having recurrences, the treatments are wrong, seek another opinion. ...Read more

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Is there tests for cellulitis?

Is there tests for cellulitis?

No: Just clinical exam of swelling het and redness not associated with a vein problem. See a doctor if there is any chance that you have cellulitis. ...Read more

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What are the tests for cellulitis?

What are the tests for cellulitis?

Exam: Really physical exam is best-- occasionally doc may check labs to determine extent of infections. G white blood cell count. Depending on severity/location, possible may need imaging studies to rule out underlying abscess such as ultrasound, mri, ct. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is cellulitis?

What sort of disease is cellulitis?

Skin disorder: Redness and swelling of the skin, commonly infectious in origin. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cellulitis?

What are the symptoms of cellulitis?

Redness swelling pai: Cellulitis causes pain, redness, swelling, warmth and loss of function of the affected area. There may be fever, local discharge and in severe cases, abscess formation and tissue necrosis. Rarely cellulitis causes rapid necrosis, commonly known as flesh eating bacterial infection. ...Read more

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What are the concerns with having cellulitis?

What are the concerns with having cellulitis?

Spreading: Cellulitis, or skin infection, concerns us when it takes longer than 7 days to improve, or gets worse: spreading across more skin or going deeper into your blood. Watch out for increased pain, redness, red streaks, fever/chills, feeling bleah (malaise). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cellulitis and signs?

What are the symptoms of cellulitis and signs?

Infected/inflammed: Cellulitis is simply an inflammation of the skin ("itis") that can be caused by many factors including infection, or anything that causes inflammation like sunburn or vein disease. Inflammation means the tissues are red, hot, swollen, and tender. Antibiotics should not be used unless it is absolutely infected which should involve more than simply the presence of inflammation. ...Read more

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What might happen if I don’t get cellulitis treated?

What might happen if I don’t get cellulitis treated?

Worsening infection: Cellulitis is a skin infection. Normally oral antibiotics will cure the infection. If the infection is left untreated the infection cold worsen and spread internally into the blood stream. A blood stream infection would then require hospitalization for intravenous antibiotics. Blood stream infections are potentially fatal. ...Read more

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What are the chances of cellulitis recurring once you had it?

See below: Cellulitis can commonly occur after having some kind of skin trauma (cut, bite, etc). Having cellulitis once does not predispose you to getting it again. But you are at risk of getting it with any skin trauma. ...Read more

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Is cellulitis contagious?

Is cellulitis contagious?

No: The cellulitis in not contagious although the bacteria that cause it are because the infection is not on the skin. ...Read more

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How do you feel on amoxicillin?

How do you feel on amoxicillin?

Hopefully better: Not sure what you are asking. Generally Amoxicillin has few side-effects. Some people have mild GI intolerance, and there are allergic reactions. If it is doing its job and was chosen carefully you should feel improved. ...Read more

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Cellulitis (Definition)

A common skin condition that is caused by bacteria. Common symptoms may include fever, a skin sore that appears suddenly and grows quickly, and redness, pain, and tenderness ...Read more


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Amoxil (Definition)

Amoxil is a third generation penicillin which is a kind of penincillin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more