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Should I continue KEFLEX till pain in infected area go?

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I am about to complete a course of antibiotics (Keflex) which were prescribed after an infection was discovered as a result of a blood test. The swelling in my arm has gone down but I am still having some pain in the infected area. I have a repeat for the antibiotics and wonder whether I should have this filled and continue taking them until all gone?


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Expert:  Dr. Deepu Sebin Sebastian replied 4 Days.

Hello,
Thank you for your query at DoctorSpring.com
I understand your concern.
Antibiotic requirements vary from individual to individual. I need to know how many days of antibiotics have you already taken? Also where exactly is the swelling? How many days has itbeen since you first noticed the swelling? On a scale of 1-10, if you had to grade your recovery, what score will you give yourself?
Kindly reply to the questions and i will get back to you,
Regards.


Dr. Deepu Sebin Sebastian
Category: Sexually Transmitted Diseases(STD)Specialist
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MD, Internal Medicine - Stanley Medical School
Medical School - MBBS - Govt. Medical College, Kottyaam

Diagnostic Prediction - Stanford School of Medicine
Received Specialty training in Critical Care, Cardiology, Neurology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology from Stanley Medical College and in Endocrinology, Rheumatology.

Hematology and Geriatrics from Madras Medical College.
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