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Cellulitis Antibiotics Not Working
Sensitivites: Hopefully, if you were sick enough to need IV antibiotics, cultures were done to see which specific bacteria caused your cellulitis. If so, then the lab also tests to see which drugs the bacteria is "sensitive" to. These are the best ones to use. These can vary depending on the type of bacteria and where the infection is, if you caught it in hospital or at home, etc. As always, finish all the med! ...Read more
Depends: If cellulitis is bacterial and you have an antibiotic that the bug is sensitive to, there can be dramatic improvement (assuming you are in good health, etc). Might take longer to have a less sensitive bug respond. Lots of variables here, of course, but you get the idea. I hope you get well soon! ...Read more
What's the cause?: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender). It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria. If you have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong. ...Read more
Potential allergy: Any itching or rash while on an antibiotic or any new drug (even if you have taken it before) could be a sign of an allergy. This could also be a sign of ineffective treatment. You should immediately contact the person who prescribed the medication for further evaluation. ...Read more
I have cellulitis and have been on antibiotic for 2 days and now it has started to itch...what does that mean?
I had 14 antibiotics shots for cellulitis, 2 weeks ago and I have pain till now at the location of shots. Why?
Intramuscular Injections are painful and require time to have the Muscle heal from them!
Pain is different in everybody! Some are more sensitive than others!
Some people take two to three weeks to be totally pain free after being submitted to scheduled intramuscular antibiotic injections! ...Read more
I have cellulitis and got prescribed antibiotics last night. I started taking them but the pain is worse today than yesterday. Should I be worried?
Call your doctor: You did not mention the site of your infection. If the infection is getting worse, you should notify your doctor immediately. You may need systemic (iv or im) antibiotics. ...Read more
Just found out I have cellulitis froma fall, started antibiotics (only taken one thus far) and am terrified. What do I do? Will the anti biotics fix I
I was diagnosed with cellulitis 4 days ago and have taken the antibiotics but the pain is getting worse where I can't move or touch it. Is that normal?
See doc: Can get deeper infection in pulp, called a felon (not the criminal kind. ...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 more
I'm on my 4th round of antibiotics in addition to a shot and two IV infusions. Should I be concerned that I still have cellulitis?
Have cellulitis packing just came out, should I wash it daily or soak it? How to tell when its ok to let close up? Still on antibiotics
Days weeks: It generally takes antibiotics several days to catch up with the infection. Then it might take days weeks to eradicate the infection. ...Read more
What is best treatment for cellulitis? If antibiotics are the answer or part there of, which is best
I have some antibiotics leftover from another incident (vibramycin). Can that be used to treat cellulitis?
I have cellulitis on my scalp and I just got on to some antibiotics. Can it still spread while I'm on those antibiotics?
Went to the dr and was diagnosed with cellulitis. I was given an ointment and a antibiotic. Last night started to get a fever. Is that normal?
Cellulitis from cts 4 days in ER on IV antibiotics. Sever pain and no strength. Dr says its ok heal time 6-7months. I can't even work now. Help?
Complex Symptoms: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender). It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria. Your complaints are way out of sorts from simply treatment for infected cuts. A further investigation is needed. ...Read more
I was recently diagnosed with cellulitis in my leg. I just finished a week of antibiotics and there is still some very minor pain. Is this normal?
Infectious cellulitis for a month, treated with antibiotics. Syntoms clearing but redness still there (not bright red). How do I know when it's gone?
Redness: Will subside slowly after an infectious process. It's also typical to go from a red color to a purple color before returning to the normal skin color. Depending on the level of infection it may take a couple months for the residual effects to clear up. ...Read more
How common is it for cellulitis to spread to distant locations? Treated for facial cellulitis and now I have it on my leg requiring a new antibiotic
Thought was insect bite, but Dr said it's Cellulitis. On antibiotics and pills for 5days. Will it go??? Cefuzine500mg- Brufen600- ReparilDragees- Omiz
On antibiotics forthree days for cellulitis. Pain is a lot better, but still atouch of swelling and the redness hasnot spreadbut hasnot went down much?
Cellulitis: Continue treatment under your doctors care, until you are well. ...Read more
I had a hematoma that turned to cellulitis. I have had it for over a month and I have been given a heavy dose of antibiotics. It is extremely painful. What should I do?
Follow up needed: See your doctor to see if the areqa needs to be drained. ...Read more
Serious: Should start in a few hours. This is a serious diagnosis. Treat it as such and follow up with your m d as requested. ...Read more
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