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Have wound on a knuckle on finger. Diagnosed as lymphatic infection. On IV. Is this infection dangerous?

My daughter has been diagnosed with a lymphatic infection from a small wound on a knuckle on her finger. Her veins going up to her elbow turned bright red. She was given an IV drip of 1000 mg Clindamycin w a 10 day script for 1500 mgs per day. This seems to be a very high dose. Does this mean the infection is very serious? Six vials of blood draws, and doesn't appear to be septic....
Asked On : Fri, 5 Apr 2013
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There is always a high chance of Thrombophlebitis(Inflammation of the veins) following Phlebotomy(I V line).

Give hot fomentation to the area.
Topical application of heparin will help in resolving the clot.

If there is pain analgesics can be taken.

Answered: Sat, 6 Jul 2013
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