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How long for cellulitis of the hand(spread to mid wrist) 2 heal for a patient w a weakened immune system? Caused by blown vein post-IV. On cephalexin

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Dr. Robert Sterling
Emergency Medicine

In brief: TimeHealsAllWounds

Hard to say. Depends on the severity of the infection, whether the infection had extended inside the vein,the degree of your immunosuppression and the susceptibility of the infection to the cephalexin.
Healing tends to be slower at first then accelerate as healing progresses.But for a very general ballpark estimate for you, expect the majority to heal over 2 weeks,then more over the next 1-2 weeks.

In brief: TimeHealsAllWounds

Hard to say. Depends on the severity of the infection, whether the infection had extended inside the vein,the degree of your immunosuppression and the susceptibility of the infection to the cephalexin.
Healing tends to be slower at first then accelerate as healing progresses.But for a very general ballpark estimate for you, expect the majority to heal over 2 weeks,then more over the next 1-2 weeks.
Dr. Robert Sterling
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Dr. Ajay Acharya
Internal Medicine

In brief: May not heal

It may not heal on Keflex.
May need MRSA coverage. Better culture to be specific.

In brief: May not heal

It may not heal on Keflex.
May need MRSA coverage. Better culture to be specific.
Dr. Ajay Acharya
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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