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Keflex Staph Boil
Neither: Both antibiotics are effective bactericidal drugs. Keflex causes time dependent killing while Cipro (ciprofloxacin) causes concentration dependent killing. The 2 drugs have different antibacterial spectrums. In general Cipro (ciprofloxacin) has better activity against gram negative bacteria like pseudomonas while Keflex is more active against gram positive bacteria like staph. And strep. Species. ...Read more
I have a terrible staph infection and just got a new boil after being on keflex for 3 days, does this mean it's resistant?
I have a sore cyst/boil/mrsa/staph in my armpit, pain is 10/10 went to the ER sep 2 got bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) cephalexin and tramadol. No improvement, what to do?
See Surgeon: It needs to be drained.Get a more detailed answer ›
Was taking keflex for staph didn't take it right and stopped it too soon staph is back will taking it again be effective?
I'm on long term keflex for reocurring uti. They found staph in urine, now on 7 day course antibiotics (alprim) what's staph how did I get it??
May be contamination: Staphylococcus species are commonly found from the skin. It is possible that contamination of the urine sample occurred. However, if you are continuing to have infections proven by cultures, then an evaluation to rule out anatomic abnormalities is needed. This included imaging to make sure the kidneys/ureters are normal and a cystoscopy to ensure the bladder is normal. Talk to a urologist ...Read more
Is keflex strong enough for staph infection n arm that is moving quickly. See line going from elbow up arm after only 12 hours of first symtoms?
Staph is dangerous: Nope. This is the worst drug to be prescribed for the current epidemic of drug resistant staph infections. If you have a line going up from your elbow on this drug you need to get urgent medical attention. ...Read more
Im on Alprim or Keflex for long term treatment for recurrent uti's. I usually have E. coli but sometimes staph?? I still get uti on my antibiotics!
Resistant UTI: Bacteria causing UTI vary widely in antibiotic susceptibility, and the more frequently UTIs recur or are treated, the higher the chance of an antibiotic-resistant infection. Resistance to both trimethoprim (Alrpim) and cephalexin (Keflex) isn't rare, especially after repeated treatmnt. You need a urine culture test with testing of the bug for the best antibiotic. See a doctor about it. Good luck! ...Read more