Q. My sister's infected wounds are releasing green liquid and blood. Please help.

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Dr. Aleph
and medically reviewed by Dr. Lochana
This is a premium question & answer published on Nov 06, 2020

My sister has this wound infection on both her feet. It started as boils but it became bigger and became something like a wound. It is constantly releasing green liquid and sometimes even has blood in it. It was forming scabs a few days ago but then, it started releasing green liquids again and it's the infection spread already. She's a female, she was taking Cloxacillin for a few days but we ran out of Cloxacillin and the pharmacy won't let us buy again. She is 15 years old, about 5 foot 4 and is around 42 kg.

# It's a recurrent infection... Could be multifactorial, poor hygiene, poor immune response, environmental problem, etc.

How long did she take Cloxacillin and at what dose? Is the area itchy and perhaps she keeps on scratching it hence the resulting boil and wound?

Any other illnesses such as diabetes, tuberculosis, allergies to food or medications?

Any other person who has the same symptoms?

Are the boils/wound only situated on her feet? How about arms, legs, armpits, buttocks, scalp?

Cloxacillin is one of the first appropriate drugs to be taken but it should be at the right dose and timing. We need to add Clindamycin 300mg/cap, 1 cap every 6 hours for 10 days. She needs to complete cloxacillin 500mg/cap, 1 cap every 6 hours to complete 7 days

Daily wound care with soap and water, keep the affected dry all the time and avoid getting wet. If still with discharge but minimal amount no need for dressing otherwise you may apply gauze and change as needed.
Treatment plan:

Clindamycin 300mg/cap, 1 cap every 6 hours for 10 days
cloxacillin 500mg/cap, 1 cap every 6 hours to complete 7 days

Preventive measures:

Daily wound care

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