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Cellulitis on the lower back and its treatment - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Practicing since : 2004
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   I was diagnosed with cellulitis on sunday a.m. on my lower back, upper buttock.i started keflex every 6 hrs & my condition started to improve. i developed small abcess that we were able to drain & most of the hard swollen tissue in the area was soft again. However, just today, I have developed round, hard lump in the affected area that is a little numb & sensitive to the touch. Should I be concerned? Is there something I should do? I would like some advice before simply returning to the ER. Thank you!
Doctor :   Let me read it
Doctor :   first
Doctor :   I need to put few questions to you
Doctor :   beofre i can help you
Doctor :   better
Doctor :   advice
User :   ok'
Doctor :   What is yoru age
User :   26
Doctor :   Is any pus draining? How large is the hard tissue
User :   Not at this time, the size of a silver dollar
Doctor :   What was the reason quoted for the cellulitis?
User :   clogged hair follicle developed infection i think
Doctor :   ar you diabetic
Doctor :   or obese?
User :   neitehr
User :   neither

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