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To see what we can do about the swelling in the foot and ankle after cellulitis? What works best to help swelling go away?
ER doc says my ankle has severe cellulitis- after IV drip of antibiotics I'm sent home with more antibiotics - is very swollen how long I'm better?
Depends: If you don't have any medical conditions that could slow down your recovery, you should start seeing improvement in the next 48 hours or so and complete improvement in about a week or so. You will need to complete your antibiotics course even if you have take them longer than a week. Follow up with your PCP in the next few days to make sure you're improving. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cellulitis in ankle/foot. On day 6/10 of antibiotics, condition has improved a lot. Can I shave my legs (avoiding impacted area)? If not now, when? :)
I had strep throat, got cellulitis in ankle/foot while I was still treating throat w penicillin. Could strep have caused the cellulitis? Is it likely?
Cellulitis in ankle/calf. ER visit had IV antibiotics and pills, swelling went down but redness has worsened and moved completely to top of foot?
You may want: To revisit the ER, it sounds as if the foci of the infection is in the foot and you may have an abcess that needs to be drained. I would ask them if that is possible to bring it to their attention. The cellulitis had to start somewhere, perhaps between your toes secondary to a fungal infection but I would go back. ...Read more
Cellulitis in my ankle, treated with fluocloxacillin 500 mg 4 a day from 10 days ago. It responded, but slight pain if touch, uncomfy if walk on heels?
Cellulitis: If the area is still painful to walk on your heel - I am assuming this is a splinting mechanism ? - then you should see your treating physician . ...Read more
Can cellulitis affect the healing of an ankle i fractured 14 days ago.It was only put in a full caste yesterday after 7 days flucloxacillin ?
Not the cellulitis: The cellulitis itself will not delay the healing of your ankle fracture. However, there are many other conditions that will delay healing including diabetes, protein-calorie malnutrition, vitamin d deficiency, etc. The cellulitis will unlikely extend deeper to the fracture site that would lead to an infected nonunion. That would be extremely uncommon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer