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I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
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Sorry to hear about your daughter's foot.
Based on the severity of the infection, your daughter needs IV antibiotics immediately.
Vancomycin is commonly used to cover for MRSA.
The gram negative infection can be covered by the Ertaoenem ( Invanz).
IV antibiotics should be continued for 5 to 7 days at least to control the infection, then can be switched to oral antibiotic.
At this point, it is better to go to the emergency room for further evaluation.
An infectious disease specialist should be consulted at the earliest.
Can't she just have an oral cocktail of antibiotics?
no that will not work as you it is not working.
oral antibiotic does not have good penetration power as it depends on the intestinal absorption.
In this case, IV antibiotics are the only and the life saving solution.
Given her increased risk of shunt infection this can become life threatening if not tackled properly by an experienced team of doctors.
Thank you - we will show this to her doctor. If he is still non-compliant, then we will take her to the emergency room.
This is based on my vast experience in infectious disease.
Please do take care of this issue at the earliest.
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