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Diagnosed with Celulitis first time last Thursday night(it

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Diagnosed with Celulitis for the first time last Thursday night(it is Sun night now in Aus).Went to the er and was given staphylex 5000mg as antibiotic.1 tablet every 6 hrs.Leg not as uncomfortable and tight but still red and swollen.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.


Welcome and Thank you for your query posted.

My name is***** and being a Skin, Hair and Nail specialist I would be able to provide you with an appropriate solution to your concern.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Regrettably I am unable to send photo at the moment.I am sat in my recliner leg elevated and settled for the night.It is 11pm in Australia.I will send a photo in the morning.In the mean time could you please still help me.
Thank you
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

Yes , sure I would do my best to assist you without the help of the photo report.

Are you still on the antibiotic ?

Are you getting fever ?

Are you getting pain on the area ?

Does the pain increase on the pressing the area?

Is your full ankle red or is it red half way up the knee?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am still on antibiotic.
No I do not have a fever.
I have pain in the area when I stand up and walk
My ankle is red and the redness is all over from my ankle to just under my knee
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your query.

You would definitely need to continue with the antibiotic.

The fact that there is no fever is a good sign .

The pain and swelling is a sign that the cellulitis is still present and normally this takes around 2 to 3 weeks to resolve.

You should also take an anti inflammatory like over the counter Tylenol along with an anti acidity medication and the antibiotic as stated above to assist in faster healing.

Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.


Please do let me know if you still have your concern. I am awaiting a message from you .

I would be happy to help you

Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

Hello . I am still awaiting a reply from your end.

Please do let me know if you still have your concern.

I would be happy to help you

Warm Regards

Dr Pravin