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Experience:  Consultant Pediatrician at Kanchi Kamakoti CHILDS Trust Hospital
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I have cellulitis on left leg I am taking clatithromycin

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I have cellulitis on left leg I am taking clatithromycin have done now for 4 days but it has spread further round and down my leg and now on my right leg
JA: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?
Customer: Worse
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Customer: No
Submitted: 8 days ago.
Category: Medical
Customer: replied 8 days ago.
My leg feels tight
Expert:  Dr.Sumanth replied 8 days ago.
Hi,Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm Dr. Sumanth. I've 17years of experience in the field of Medicine. I'm currently reviewing your query, be back ASAP.
Expert:  Dr.Sumanth replied 8 days ago.

I am sorry for your symptoms. May I request you to upload an image please.

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
Customer: replied 8 days ago.
File attached (LZLVP72)
Expert:  Dr.Sumanth replied 8 days ago.

Any itching or history of allergy or insect bite?

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
itcy at the moment no insect bite or allergy
Expert:  Dr.Sumanth replied 8 days ago.

Thank you for the image for my better understanding.
This looks like impetigo and simple skin and soft tissue infection.
The most common offending agents are - Streptococcus or Staphylococcus.
I suggest -

  1. Topical application of Neosporin ointment three times a day for 3 - 5 days. This is over the counter. Otherwise you can use Brulidine or Germolene antiseptic cream.
  2. An oral antibiotic may be in line.
  3. For oral antibiotic I would prefer Clindamycin thrice a day for 5 - 7 days. I am suggesting this antibiotic as it has got excellent tissue penetrance.
  4. There may be itching - so you can take syrup Benadryl (antihistamine) 10ml thrice a day for a couple of days as scratching might aggravated and spread it.

May I suggest you discuss these possibilities with your primary care physician and get yourself appropriately evaluated and managed please.

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Customer: replied 8 days ago.
No thank you
Expert:  Dr.Sumanth replied 8 days ago.

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