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Cellulitis of small digit with what looks like a fungal infection. Antibiotics since thursday when will i feel better?

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Dr. Dahlia Philips-Rodriguez
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: 48-72 hrs

Cellulitis usually begins to improve i.
48-72 hours on antibiotics if it is a bacterial infection. Antibiotics will not treat a fungal infection, yet a fungal infection can predispose you to developing a bacterial infection. If its been 72 hrs with no improvement, then you may need an adjustment in the antibiotics.

In brief: 48-72 hrs

Cellulitis usually begins to improve i.
48-72 hours on antibiotics if it is a bacterial infection. Antibiotics will not treat a fungal infection, yet a fungal infection can predispose you to developing a bacterial infection. If its been 72 hrs with no improvement, then you may need an adjustment in the antibiotics.
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry

In brief: 2 to 3 days

The antibiotics are intended to treat a bacterial infection.
If there is a fungal component, you may also need an antifungal medication.

In brief: 2 to 3 days

The antibiotics are intended to treat a bacterial infection.
If there is a fungal component, you may also need an antifungal medication.
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