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RE: antibiotics was RE: [IPk] Terminology control

> > > Cam anyone tell me why you can't treat site infections with a topical
> > > antibiotic?
> > > 
> Sure, piece of cake. Topical antibiotics are for surface infections, 
> like a scratch or abrasion. They do NOT work for site infections 
> because an infusion site is a DEEP wound. Topical antibiotics never 
> reach the infection in a deep wound and do nothing more than promote 
> a false sense of security.

But some site infections DO appear to be surface wounds - at least, they act
like them. The only site infections I've had have been surface infections and
have cleared up with antibiotic cream in a couple of days.
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