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I took 7 days of antibiotic for cellulitis in my finger 2 weeks ago. It is still swollen, purple and puss is now coming out. What now?

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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice
6 doctors agree

In brief: See your doc

I recommend going to see a doctor to make sure the infection isn't worsening.

In brief: See your doc

I recommend going to see a doctor to make sure the infection isn't worsening.
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
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Dr. William Walsh
It sounds like the bacteria being treated did not respond to that antibiotic, or there is something else going on with your finger (gout, etc). See your physician promptly.
Dr. Lourdes Margarita Landron-Garcia
If you have there a foreign body or fungus,the treatment will be differently.Check with your Dr.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Infection

Could also be something known as a "felon.
" felons are closed-space infections of the fingertip pulp.

In brief: Infection

Could also be something known as a "felon.
" felons are closed-space infections of the fingertip pulp.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See MD again

Go back and see your doctor again.
It's not cured. Get a culture done. You might need a different antibiotic. You might need an x-ray to evaluate for bone infection/osteomyelitis.

In brief: See MD again

Go back and see your doctor again.
It's not cured. Get a culture done. You might need a different antibiotic. You might need an x-ray to evaluate for bone infection/osteomyelitis.
Dr. Michael Ein
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