A 80-year-old male asked:
chronic osteomyelitis of jaw. infection started last aug. on clyndamycin 6wks still oozing puss from sores on chin & swollen like apple. how treat?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Kenneth Merriman answered
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
?: Not really my field but i would say that this sounds as though it will require surgery need to see an oral surgeon.
Answered on Feb 7, 2014
Dr. Payam Rafat answered
21 years experience Podiatry
Have it evaluated.: Cultures would help in determining the appropriate antibiotics. Debridement of infected wound and bone may be needed. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy may be a good adjudicative treatment for a bone infection.
Answered on Mar 20, 2014
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