I have had previous periods of lower leg cellulitis and the infectious disease doctor believes that a daily dose of Keflex may prevent these attacks in the future.
Well, the suggested dose is half of what I have to take for cellulitis and is the same antibiotic but it may be productive looking for a trigger. My case is bizarre and a little complex but I suspect that, in me, EXTREME stress caused by certain people at times is the root of the issue and usually follows a period of throwing up (months); then the people, then the cellulitis.
Prophylactic antibiotics may be helpful if your attacks are frequent. This summer (your last winter). I saw they faintest sign (little red spots in a fingerprint size spot) before bed. I woke up and it was the size of my hand and very obvious but I still hoped it would just go away. By that evening my entire calf was infected and I presented at the ER. The clinical nurse pointed out that it was tracking up my thigh towards my groin. The doctor said I probably only just made it there and that another 12 hours my life would have been in real immediate danger and if that red line had got to one of the main veins in my groin it would go straight to my heart.
- Keflex Information for Consumers
- Keflex Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Keflex (detailed)
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