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How long does Cefadroxil take to cure infections?

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Posted on Tue, 8 Jul 2014
Question: I have had an infection in my foot. started in middle toe and spread to all 4 except big toe. also had inflammation in right lymph nodes at groin. also red and swollen. extreme fatigue , lower back pain and headaches. Doctor put me on Cefadroxil 500mg 7 days ago then added ic sulfamethoxazole 3 days ago. infection seems to be same. not worse. but getting no better. how long does it usually take and should I be concerned
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Answered by Dr. Mukesh Chugh (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Usually takes 3-5 days time for some improvement

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for posting
After going through suffering, this kind of infection usually take 3-5 days time to show some improvement. I hope you do not have diabetes?
I would like to treat you with Inject able antibiotics like Augmentin, local dressing (sumeg).To reduce pain and swelling by Ibuprofen and trypsin/chymotrysin,
Along with limb elevation.
To take care of low backache you may add muscle relaxant like metaxolone or
Thiocolchicoside after discussion with your treating doctor.
You may send the blood report along with picture of foot in your reply.
Hope this helps and I shall be glad to answer any further query.
Take care

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Mukesh Chugh (9 minutes later)
no diabetes. healthy . so three days in I should be seeing some improvement?
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Answered by Dr. Mukesh Chugh (15 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Injectable antibiotics is safe option

Detailed Answer:
Hi
It's good to see you
In most of the patient, it usually take minimum of 3-5 days to have some improvement in pain and swelling after being put on injectable antibiotics provided they are healthy.
If there is fluid (pus), it may be send for pus culture and sensitivity test. This test will suggest the best antibiotic for you.
You may discuss the role of injectable antibiotics with your treating doctor or may have a second opinion if not satisfied.

Wishing you good health and early recovery.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: Usually takes 3-5 days time for some improvement Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for posting After going through suffering, this kind of infection usually take 3-5 days time to show some improvement. I hope you do not have diabetes? I would like to treat you with Inject able antibiotics like Augmentin, local dressing (sumeg).To reduce pain and swelling by Ibuprofen and trypsin/chymotrysin, Along with limb elevation. To take care of low backache you may add muscle relaxant like metaxolone or Thiocolchicoside after discussion with your treating doctor. You may send the blood report along with picture of foot in your reply. Hope this helps and I shall be glad to answer any further query. Take care