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I had what I thought was a boil. I did all the at home remedies

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I had what I thought was a boil. I did all the at home remedies but it continues to just get worse. I went to a urgent care center and the dr told me it was cellulitis. Gave me some pain meds and two antibiotics. It had started to get better but I just got home and went and looked in the mirror and I feel like it's spreading. What can I do or need to do?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Hasan replied 1 year ago.
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For how long you have been on antibiotics and which antibiotics you are on? Regards
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 1 year ago.
Hello
Cellulitis in come cases needs IV treatment.
If you think this is spreading, it can be a bacteria that causes rapid spread and even necrosis.
We can not determine if this is the case with a picture.
It needs laboratory culture, and re examination.
Given your story, I would not wait on this.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Started Thursday night with one round. Then Friday and today. It's keflex and Bactrian
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 1 year ago.
OK
MRSA is a possibility with boils as well.
Go have this re examined.
Bactrim might cover MRSA in some cases.
If you see this spreading however, particularly after 48 hours...it needs culture and IV antibiotics.
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