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How Long Does It Take For Skin Infection Swelling To Go Down
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
Scrotal skin infection. Huge swollen lump. On keflex and neosporin. Swelling going down very slowly. Been a week. How long till swelling is gone?
Days-week+: As long as the swelling is going down you are moving in the right direction. If the swelling increases in size then go back to your doctor. The time it takes for the swelling to completely clear depends on the size of the swelling originally and your compliance with the medicines. Usually 1 -2 weeks should do it. ...Read more
I have a suspected skin infection that has started swelling Can you have a look and recommend a treatment?
Plan: You have to make a gooood photo, few of them, and call for consult. Or go to the local doctor. ...Read more
Good evening. I've had a chronic head/neck skin infection since 6/2013, with painful swelling, abscess w/odd smelling fluid, tiny hard yellow grain?
Sebaceous cyst: Probably infected and you have gone too long without having it evaluated and treated. You may need a surgical excisional or drainage. Call for an exam and treatment. ...Read more
I had a skin infection on my head 3 to 4 weeks ago This was believed to cause swelling behind both ears and in one side of my neck anywhere behind ear was a bad pain as well as welling. I took meds and went back to normal infection me went away on head an
Normal: Lymph node reaction to infection. I assume you were treated.- if it come back, see PCP immediately. ...Read more
I have a skin infection and my physician provided me with apo-amoxi clav. A few days later, my right foot is swelling, my arm, my ears, and now my lip?
On fungus skin infection with swelling if we use steroid cream, what will be result It Increase Infection with 1)More Swelling OR 2)Decrease Swelling?
Double-edged Sword: Initially steroid cream can reduce inflammation and swelling from a cutaneous fungal infection. However, with persistent use, steroids can reduce your body's immune system leading to worsening of fungal infection. Prolonged steroid cream use can also cause atrophy and discoloration of skin. ...Read more
On average, how long does it take for an oral antibiotic for a skin infection take to take effect?
Hard to say!: There are lots of different germs that can cause infections. No antibiotic helps them all. Doctors make an educated guess of which antibiotic has a good chance of working, (depending on location, health of person & symptoms of the infection), if they don't take a sample for culture, That drug may be effective, partially effective or ineffective, only time will tell. F/u if no change at all in 2-3 d ...Read more
Skin healing times vary not only by person, but also the location of the body with the infection, the type and severity of the infection, and what you have done to treat it.
In general it may take a couple of weeks to get back to normal. ...Read more
24-72 hrs: It generally takes up to 72 hrs for the antibiotics to mount a response to an infection. ...Read more
How long it takes for skin infection & fluid that comes to stop after antib. On linezolid for 2 days!! The fluid is so worrying. Why when & how to be ok?
Zyvox (linezolid): The antiobiotic isn't even at a steady state in your blood stream yet. It will likely be another 2 days. ...Read more
My Dr. Prescribed me vibramycin (doxycycline) twice daily for a skin infection but I don't know for how long should I take it??
Read the bottle:
Directions should be clear on the pharmacy bottle. Usually until the bottle is gone or until your next appointment. Make sure to check for refills.
If you remain stumped give the pharmacy or office a call so you can get an explanation ...Read more
I have an itchy mole. Doctor said its a skin infection and to treat with ointment. How long should it take to heal. Should l get second opinion?
Few weeks: Give it a few weeks. It should start healing up by that time, if not see a dermatologist for evaluation and possible biopsy. In the mean time keep it clean and dry, try not to pick at it and use the ointment given to you by your doctor. ...Read more
If I have a MRSA skin infection, should I be tested to see if I am a carrier? Also, suggestions on cleaners to wash house down now that I know I have
Check out CDC: 1st the CDC (center for disease control) has a GREAT website resource for you. Look up CDC MRSA. You could be considered infectious. Soap on your body may reduce MRSA, you may use alcohol to spot kill MRSA on your body. Bleach will kill MRSA on floors etc. Hot water and soap should reduce or neutralize most MRSA on laundry. MRSA now occurs in our environment- no way to "remove" it. Be well. ...Read more
On Doxycycline for malaria prophlaxis. Doc asked to take amoxyciline for skin infection. Is it OK to stop doxy while I'm on amoxy only 5days?
Go back to dr.: Do not stop doxycycline if you are still at risk for malaria (ie still in malarious area, or returned within last 4 wks). Amoxicillin is not compatible with doxy, your doc should prescribe a different antibiotic. Be sure to inform him that you are currently taking doxy. Amoxicillin will not kill malaria parasites in the blood. ...Read more
How long can until I see effect of terbinafine 250 mg QD for a skin infection on my face that started 11 months ago? Doxyc. Helped, but didn't resolve
Terbinafine: Has your skin infection been proven to be caused by a fungus? Terbinafine is a medication to treat fungal infections. Doxcy combats bacterial infections and may be used in acne cases. If not enough improvement has been made after 11 months of treatment, it may be time to consult a dermatologist for a second opinion. ...Read more
Have been prescribed the antibiotic zimivir1000 for a skin infection and I am trying to fall pregnant, is this safe to take? Thanks
I have UTI and skin infection. My doctor prescriped levanic 500mg twice daily, but in the leaflet it's written once daily. Should I take it once or twice?
Here are some...: Is Levanic empirically selected or based on urine culture? For treating uncomplicated UTI, 250-500mg po daily is adequate. To help how to take care of UTI, please take time/patience to peruse articles listed in http://formefirst. Com/onUTI. Html; for How to Handle Sickness, go to http://formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. Thereby you surely gain insight on how to handle life-/disease-related issues. ...Read more
Blepharitis: What you describes sounds like blepharitis. Blepharitis is an inflammatory condition of eyelids in which the oil glands in the lids get clogged. Treatment includes warm compresses and lid scrubs, antibiotics, and sometimes steroid ointment. Artificial tears containing lipid component can also be helpful. Some blephatritis is caused by demodex and lid scrubs containing tea-tree oil can be of benef. ...Read more
I have folliculius or skin infection for 1 year? I take keflex, but it won't kill it completely. Works then body must get used to it. Wbc 3.4.anyadvice
WBC more info: Is there a differential? While the WBC is just slightly low, it may not be a problem. Is there a differential? Have you seen a dermatologist? ...Read more
I have a minor skin infection from brushing my tattoo up against something. I have amoxicillin from 8/11/14 - would these be alright to take?
I have 10 days worth of cephalexin 500 mg left from my husbands skin infection. Can I take this for a sinus infection? I am allergic to morphine
I applaud your efforts to save money / avoid waste and am glad that you asked first. While Cephalexin may work for some of the bacteria that cause sinus infections it is not the drug of choice so by taking it you would run the risk of side effects for naught.
Allergy to morphine is not a concern in this context. ...Read more
Currently on Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and Cephalexin for a skin infection. Added Advil for pain but it still hurts too much. Anything stronger I can take?
Assess for abscess: Though other pain meds are available, if you just started the regimen, then you may experiencing increasing pain the day after- it's called the "antibiotic effect". This pain will decrease over the course of treatment. Otherwise, if the infected skin is warm, red, very tender, swollen and boggy/fluctuant, then it may be an abscess- if so, see your prescribing doctor for re-evaluation. ...Read more
Right swollen foot that won't go down causing severe pain up leg up to the knee, for about six months now after cellitius skin infection, not pitting?
Non pitting edema: Many things can cause swelling of the extremities; trauma, infections, problems with veins, problems with the lymphatics system, heart issues, kidney disease to name a few. I would recommend evaluation by your physician. Elevation and compression stockings may be helpful to treat the swollen areas. ...Read more
I have oral thrush & candida skin infection on feet. Could take nystatin liquid plus use the powder on feet will that cause to much die off syptoms?
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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