I had my first encounter with Cellulitis last Thursday. I had a little pimple on my finger on Wednesday that turned into a blister. When i woke up Thursday morning my finger was in pain. Decided to go to the pharmacy to get some ointment but noticed that my hand was getting more and more read. By the time they opened i had a line from my hand to mid arm. Decided to go to the hospital instead had to wait like 4 hours and then line expanded from mid arm to the bicep. They burst the blister, gave me some antibiotics on IV for like 15 minutes and then gave me Cefadroxil 500mg pills to take 2x a day for 7 days. I am very paranoid when it comes to health and i notice my hand is less red for sure but still i see a fade of red and a tiny fade of the line still no where near mid arm. Is this normal? i know its only been 5 days on antibiotics, but i google everything which i shouldn't and curious in your opinions if this is still normal and should it be gone by now? I am crazy nervous about sepsis which i just learned from the er doctor. I have my family doctor appointment on Thursday to look over the hand and was going to ask him if 7 days pills are normal i was reading it should be at least 10 and if my hand is looking ok. But curious on your opinions about how long Cellulitis takes to heal and how long till the red goes back to normal skin color.
thanks in advance