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What is a good antibiotic for cellulitis following the i. V. Antibiotic treatment?

What is a good antibiotic for cellulitis following the i. V. Antibiotic treatment?

It depends: There are bacteria that are resistant to certain antibiotics and are not effective. Your doctor needs to consider what antibiotics have been used in the past , possibly culture the infection to see what antibiotics will work now if needed. ...Read more

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Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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Should i still have pain three days after starting antibiotic treatment for cellulitis by surgical incision on posterior. Pain is better but significa?

Should i still have pain three days after starting antibiotic treatment for cellulitis by surgical incision on posterior. Pain is better but significa?

Call your surgeon: Obviously pain is normal in the area of a surgical incision, particularly if you developed cellulitis. If it doesn't seem like it's getting better on the antibiotics, it is possible that an abscess is forming under the skin. See your surgeon for an exam. May also need to order imaging studies to try to see what's beneath the skin. Hope this helps, and best of luck! ...Read more

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How long does it take an antibiotic to work on cellulitis?

How long does it take an antibiotic to work on cellulitis?

7-10 days: Once effective antibiotics are started for cellulitis there is usually improvement in 2-3 days. It may take 7-10 days of treatment for it to completely resolve. ...Read more

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How long does it take for cellulitis to heal with antibiotics?

How long does it take for cellulitis to heal with antibiotics?

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

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How long does it take cellulitis to heal after you start antibiotics?

How long does it take cellulitis to heal after you start antibiotics?

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

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How long do antibiotics take to heal orbital cellulitis?

How long do antibiotics take to heal orbital cellulitis?

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

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How long do antibiotics take to start healing orbital cellulitis?

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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On 7th day of 7 day long Curam 1gm antibiotics corse cellulitis site on arm still bit warm.?Pain & Redness gone.Should I take Curam for another 3 dys?

On 7th day of 7 day long Curam 1gm antibiotics corse cellulitis site on arm still bit warm.?Pain & Redness gone.Should I take Curam for another 3 dys?

When to see doctor..: When to see the doctor again, to be rechecked to see if an antibiotic is working properly for treatment of skin cellulitis, or for treatment of a small skin abscess: if one's temperature seems to be rising, if the infected area is still growing after 48 hours, if there is more pain or tenderness after 48 hours, if better but symptoms still persist after a few days, if a patient is worried, etc... ...Read more

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I'm not really one for meds. What happens if you don't take the antibiotics for cellulitis with red streaking and instead apply cold compresses?

I'm not really one for meds. What happens if you don't take the antibiotics for cellulitis with red streaking and instead apply cold compresses?

Maybe...: You will be lucky and your body is able to mobilize enough defenses and heals itself. OR the infection can worsen and spread and lead to long term or even life threatening consequences. Your choice. ...Read more

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How long before antibiotics heal cellulitis? My doctor said I should feel better in a few days. Well it’s been three days and i still feel horrible and my arm is still red and painful. Should i wait a little longer for the drugs to work or should I call m

How long before antibiotics heal cellulitis? My doctor said I should feel better in a few days. Well it’s been three days and i still feel horrible and my arm is still red and painful. Should i wait a little longer for the drugs to work or should I call m

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

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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?

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 more

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What prevents c-diff. Taking IV antibiotics for cellulitis, on biological for RA, take Zantac, am 64 years old, and have type 1 diabetes.

What prevents c-diff. Taking IV antibiotics for cellulitis, on biological for RA, take Zantac, am 64 years old, and have type 1 diabetes.

Not a good answer: You can ask your infecrious disease physicians. Taking an anibioic at the necessary dosage and no more and no longer i s your bet bet. ...Read more

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Which antibiotic can I take for mild cellulitis that happened dt. a mosquito bite; azithromycin or ofloxacin??

Which antibiotic can I take for mild cellulitis that happened dt. a mosquito bite; azithromycin or ofloxacin??

Unless you are an MD: you shouldn't be making this decision, and you wouldn't ask. No legitimate healer will give antibiotics without assessing you. How were you planning on obtaining the drugs? These are not available without a presciption and it is illegal to buy them and treat yourself at least in the US. That is called "practicing medicine without a license" and is illegal. Do the smart thing and see a real doctor ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Miller
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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