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With cellulitis (child), how long after oral antibiotx start should we see less symptoms? (swelling, redness, warmth in arm) (bactrim)
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Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice
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In brief: 24-48 hours
It takes some time for the meds to work.
Initially, antibiotics first stop the spread of infection before symptoms abate.

In brief: 24-48 hours
It takes some time for the meds to work.
Initially, antibiotics first stop the spread of infection before symptoms abate.
Dr. Allen Seely
Dr. Allen Seely
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Dr. Peter Wiggin
Wound care
In brief: Only days
If a child has a suspected MRSA infection being treated with Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) i would expect improvement in 24-48 and be re-evaluated with any rapid worsening.
Regardless follow should probably occur within 3-4 days maximum.

In brief: Only days
If a child has a suspected MRSA infection being treated with Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) i would expect improvement in 24-48 and be re-evaluated with any rapid worsening.
Regardless follow should probably occur within 3-4 days maximum.
Dr. Peter Wiggin
Dr. Peter Wiggin
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