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My dad is 63 and this year he has endured 6 episodes of cellulitis in his lower left leg. All these episodes start off really scary with him quickly becoming septic (hospitals attended have each failed to follow sepsis guidelines on every occasion, but that's another story).
When my dad eventually gets started on intravenous antibiotics he's been given flucloxicillin, benzyl penicillin and more recently they used clindimycin. He gets treated for 10-14 days the latter part are orally. He has had a maximum of 8 weeks recovery before it starts over again.
He has underlying lymphodema of both legs which I have managed to arrange support from a nurse specialist but I had to do the enquiries and self referral as when I asked Dr's they just said it would be a good idea. She wrote to my dad's GP to advise low dose antibiotic prophylaxis and custom made compression socks (we are still waiting for these).
2 episodes have occurred just 2 weeks after the previous.
Can anyone offer any words of wisdom, suggestions and recommendations? We desperately want our dad back in better health, sepsis is scary and hospital stays are miserable for everyone!
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