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I have a strept and staph infection in my finger. I have…

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I have a strept...

I have a strept and staph infection in my finger. I have been on mega doses of five different antibiotics and with no help. Dr wants me to have iv antibiotics, will this require me to be in the hospital?

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Severe finger infection

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Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 7 months ago

No this doesn't require hospitalization

There are two ways to do it--

Visit the hospital on a regular basis to get the antibiotic infusions

Or, with the placement of a PICC line--a permanent IV catheter--you can give the infusions to yourself at home

Please let me know if you need any more information

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
How many times a day and for how long do you need to do it?
Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 7 months ago

Depends on the antibiotic but usually twice a day for a month

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