Is cephalexin a good treatment for cellulitis?

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How long have you used it? Any fever? If your symptoms get better after using it, it's effective.
THIRD DAY IM ON I HAD SLIGHT FEVER BOTH LEGS SEVERYES REDNESS GETTING BETTER HAVE OPEN WOUNDS SLOWLY CLOSING GOT DRAINAGE GOING ON
I think the drug works and you are recovering.

It's important to keep taking antibiotics until they're finished, even when you feel better.
Most people make a full recovery after 7 to 10 days.

Cephalexin for cellulitis works well and is commonly used.
Using Cephalexin for Cellulitis has many advantages.
It is well tolerated. This drug is a popular alternative to penicillin for those with allergies.
It is available as a tablet, suspension fluid, or capsule.
Cephalexin is one of the first-line oral antibiotics Doctors use to treat mild leg celulitis. If the condition isn't improved after taking it for days, you should call your Dr. again.
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Aw, poor you...I feel so sorry for what you've been put through. But I do agree with you that cephalexin isn't a good medicine for treating skin infections. Two weeks ago, my skin was severely infected and I went to the Dr. who then prescribed me some doses of cephalexin. Well, somehow it did help me get rid of the infection but the worst part was it caused horrible side effects. I took it for 4 days, at a dose of 500mg, 4 times a day. For the past few days, I’ve been suffering from unbearable headaches, anxiety, diarrhea, dry eyes and blood shot, major depression, nausea, extreme fatigue and burning sensation of my joints! I’ve already stopped taking it a day ago and still feel awful! Wouldn’t take it again whatever happens.
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