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is it normal to have swelling post intake Flucloxacillin ?

Hi. i have just been prescribed flucloxacillin for impetigo ... it is quite aggressive and has covered my nose mouth/ chin and neck area visibly within less than 48hrs. i have tried to use diluted tea tree oil in boiled water to cleanse the sores also. i am a little concerned however as my jawline has swollen quite a lot in the last twelve hours. is this normal or should i keep an eye on the swelling? I am on 500mg tablets four times per day and today is my first day of taking them. Thank you in advance for your help Danielle.
Asked On : Wed, 11 Apr 2012
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Dear Danielle I am sorry to hear that you have got impetgo. This is usually caused by bacteria staph Aurius, very ocationally strep Pyogenis. I am sure your Doctor has given you appropriate antibiotic and the condition will start to settle down within 48 hours.It is recomended to apply antibiotic cream over the lesion. If you notice enlarged lymph glands in the neck, get high fever or detoriation of your condition you must see your doctor to review the situation sending swabs from the lesions, if necessary to send blood for culture. I hope you should get speedy recovery. Kindest regards.
Answered: Sun, 22 Apr 2012
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