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Re: [IP] Infusion site infection

In 3 years, Jenny, 14, has had one site that required oral antibiotics. 
We discovered that ointment didn't work once the site became infected - 
probably because the opening of the wound had healed over.


email @ redacted wrote:

>I just got back from the Urgi-Center at my HMO, where I did receive a
>prescription for an antibiotic for my infusion site infection.  Thanks to
>the IP archives, I decided to call the advice nurse.   I changed my site
>this morning, but neglected to remove the old set from my backside until
>later this afternoon--when I noticed it was red, swollen and painful. 
>The doctor didn't seem too concerned.  In fact, he said it was probably
>just irritation from being rubbed by my pants.  I don't think so!  It's a
>red, hardened, painful lump!  It's not just a little rash.
>Was I right in asking for an antibiotic?  What would have happened if I
>would have just applied anti-bacterial ointment?
>Thanks for all your help!
>Ruth (diagnosed 2/74; pumping since 12/01)
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