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Amoxicillin For Cellulitis
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 am recovering from cellulitis of the groin. My augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) course has ended but the sore is still open. Do I need more antibiotics?
Cellulitis groin: Follow up with treating Doctor best...Get a more detailed answer ›
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
18 month old toddler cellulitis of the eye, cleared up with augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). Still has problems in that eye. Are there lasting effects. He still has problem?
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers