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Hi there, I just had breast re-reconstruction after bi-laterals and reconstruction for Breast Cancer for about the third time and I have developed Edema and Cellulitis. I have been put on 500mg of Cipro this past Thursday. The infection isn't worse but it really isn't much better. I have some Keflex hanging around from the surgery and I am seeing the PS tomorrow morning and I didn't know if it was possible to take it
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Doctor: Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist replied 2 years ago
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Hi there,

I understand your concern.

Cipro may be working but may not be clearing the infection fully.

You may need a stronger antibiotic like clindamycin.

Keflex will not help either.

So you may wait till your appointment tomorrow.

Best wishes,
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Doctor: Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist replied 2 years ago

The bacteria can be MRSA which is resistant to both keflex and cipro.

Still a wound culture should be sent for proper ibdentification.

It will be better to try clindamycing ad a third generation cephalopsorins like cefpodoxime orally.

IV antibitiotics also should be considered if possible for initial faster response.

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