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Cellulitis on the right foot - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
Doctor :   are you there
User :   im a healthy femala in my 30s and have cellulitis of my right foot - very swollen, red and painful
Doctor :   ok
User :   have been prescribed keflex 500mg have taken three tablets not worked yet - how long will it take?
Doctor :   since when ?how many days?
User :   when do i get concerned? sweling hasnt gone down yet
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since how many days u have noticed tis
User :   sarted sat night became bad yest morning and saw dr yet afternoon
User :   its mnday where i am
User :   so ive had it abouta day and a half
Doctor :   it will take some time for medicine to act and infection to come down
User :   how long ? whe will sweelling ease i have to work tomm
Doctor :   usually keflex is give for 7-10 days
Doctor :   did the prescribe anything other than this medicine
User :   when will my foot become les swollen so i can work and walk on it
User :   no nothing else
Doctor :   you should keep ur limb elevated, i mean the the infected area, usually higher than the heart, to minimize swelling
Doctor :   Cure is possible with 7 to 10 days of treatment
Doctor :   r u diabetic?
User :   ok but when can i walk on it and work - how long will it take i cant be off work too long
User :   no
Doctor :   within 2 weeks time u should be fine
Doctor :   may sure u keep the affected limb , bit elevated
Doctor :   so that swelling come dow

Doctor :   down
Doctor :   r u able to follow
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