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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?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Probably

Most boils these days are caused by mrsa, which is resistant to Keflex and related antibiotics.
A culture of the pus will confirm this.

In brief: Probably

Most boils these days are caused by mrsa, which is resistant to Keflex and related antibiotics.
A culture of the pus will confirm this.
Dr. Joel Gallant
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Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Maybe

If you have recurrent staph infection, it is possible that you are colonized with the bacteria or the staph was resistant to the antibiotic, ( MRSA is resistant to keflex), it may be necessary to have your doctor run a culture and sensitivity test of the bacteria.

In brief: Maybe

If you have recurrent staph infection, it is possible that you are colonized with the bacteria or the staph was resistant to the antibiotic, ( MRSA is resistant to keflex), it may be necessary to have your doctor run a culture and sensitivity test of the bacteria.
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