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best antibiotic for infection in wound?

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Dr. Kenneth Lee
20 years experience Plastic Surgery
Depends : This depends on the location and bacteria causing infection. Most skin / wound infections are gram positive bacteria - so antibiotics to target this is used. If a patient has special circumstances (like immune system issues or certain medical conditions)- he/she is susceptible to uncommon bacteria. Antiobiotic should be tailored to the site and suspected bacteria or cultured bacteria.
Answered on Jan 9, 2019
Dr. David Hardin
35 years experience Wound care
No single choice: Choice of antibiotic first requires proving infection and antibiotic sensitivity the choice then depends on specific bacteria or all the different ones present as well as proven sensitivity on culture.
Answered on Jun 2, 2019

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