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Posted on Tue, 11 Jul 2017 in Child Health
Question: My son (adult quadriplegic ) was in the hospital over the weekend and received both Zosyn and vancomycin. The arm with the is is now swollen, firm with a bumpy rah and weeping.
My question is this. It looks like the IV infiltrated. Should we be heading to the hospital now? Or can trust wait to go to the office tomorrow?
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Answered by Dr. Arun 42 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Visit hospital immediately

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for writing to us.
Based on your description it could be iv infiltration or cellulitis.
It is better to seek immediate medical attention.
Do visit hospital as soon as possible.
Regards
Dr Arun

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