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I first visited GP 3 weeks ago about my scar being infected. 2 courses of penicillin and numerous visits I found out last Friday that IV antibiotics only would work (though GP receptionist said I was sensitive to iv antibiotics and couldn'the have them and no further action was required!). Saw consultant Monday (GP never contacted me about swab results) he cleaned the scar and I had to ask him if he had the swab result and he said yes and left the room. He came back and wrote me a prescription for oral antibiotics. I showed him the GP report and he said yes ito was the same but the tests they had done showed an oral antibiotic would work (I wasn't convinced - he was going on holiday) and if it didn't work he would deal with it in January. Been on the antibiotics since Monday and feel terrible now, so cold and the scar is stinging it's open slightry on the top layers of the skin (felt like this at leadt once each week). So fed up I just want to get better. My feeling is that I have had this infection for about 6 weeks, i'm 7 weeks post op. Have no idea what his plan is for treatment in January. The infection is pseudomonas aeruginosa.
Sorry for the rant.
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