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Had lymphoma. Took treatment. Cured. Diabetic. Giving Vancomycyn for staphylococcus. Safe for diabetics?

a person had lymphoma 5years ago, got the treatment, had diabetes since then, last year lymphoma came back, had a fever, needed bone marrow transplant, did not have one, as needed two more chemotherapies, had only one chemotherapy , got sick, was not responding for a while, then got better, was in rehab , then home, last week was admitted to hospital with dehydration , found bacteria Staphylococus hominis, petscan shows no trace of lymphoma, giving him demeclocycline twice a day and vancomycyn once a day for staphylococus, is it ok for someone with diabetes, how long can it take to get Staphylococus hominis population that he could have gotten through skin or air to die out completely
Thu, 21 Mar 2013
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Hi thanks for your question.
Your friend had lymphoma which was treated completly.He is diabetic and has developed staph infwection and has been prescribed Demeclocycline twice a day and vancomycyn once a day.These antibiotics are safe in patient of diabetes.Diabetics are high risk patint for infection and infection in diabetic patient should be treated with strong antibiotics .
Infection will take 4 to 5 days maximum upto 1 week to get completely treated.
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Had lymphoma. Took treatment. Cured. Diabetic. Giving Vancomycyn for staphylococcus. Safe for diabetics?

Hi thanks for your question. Your friend had lymphoma which was treated completly.He is diabetic and has developed staph infwection and has been prescribed Demeclocycline twice a day and vancomycyn once a day.These antibiotics are safe in patient of diabetes.Diabetics are high risk patint for infection and infection in diabetic patient should be treated with strong antibiotics . Infection will take 4 to 5 days maximum upto 1 week to get completely treated.