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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
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
Depends: 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?
My Dr.prescribed me vibramycin (doxycycline) twice daily for a skin infection but i dont know for how long should i take it??
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 ?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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