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What you suppose to do after subcutaneous gluteal cellulitis abscess drainage? On bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim).What to watch out for of side effects also? Thank you drs.

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Dr. David Earle
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In brief: Wound care

Make sure the wound stays clean and moist, and if it was drained surgically, change the packing at least daily.
Watch out for return if the red skin surrounding the area. Watch out for fevers. Make sure to follow up with the doctor that is treating you, or your primary care within a week or so. Sooner if you get worse. Hope this helps!

In brief: Wound care

Make sure the wound stays clean and moist, and if it was drained surgically, change the packing at least daily.
Watch out for return if the red skin surrounding the area. Watch out for fevers. Make sure to follow up with the doctor that is treating you, or your primary care within a week or so. Sooner if you get worse. Hope this helps!
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