It sounds that you have developed a second infection of the nose. If the swelling is severe or worsening then you may need to go to the ER. Otherwise you should contact your docotr tomorrow for follow up. Remember of course to take your antibiotic.
You might need additional antibiotic shot or even IV if a serious cellulitis is progressing at either site...
Ok. Since its been several days, do you think my antibiotic will still work? my thumb seems to be fine other than my nail looks like its pulling away from my skin.
It will probably work. What antibiotic are you on?
Im taking cephalexin 500mg
It will most likely work but there would be some increase chance of resistance. The brevity of your taking this makes it less likely to have reisitance from your taking it however..
I would recommend that you get in within the next couple of days for your docotr to follow up on this new site of trouble with your nose. I would recommend that you tkae the cephalexin until you can get in though...
Thanks!! I wanted to know if I should go to the ER or not. I will call my doctor tomorrow to see him during normal business hours.
oh by the way I also have a mild headache. would this be normal?
OK, I think that will be fine. Hopefully you will see some improvement even overnight with the nose..
Yes, with the nose it will cause a headache..
I really appreciate your help!
You are quite welcome!
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