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Injury, puncture wound, no fracture. Swelling, painful. Why was flucloxacillin prescribed?

I have just been to the hospital a&e following an injury with a slight puncture wound. There was no break or fracture on the bone but after 3 days of injury it is still showing swelling and is painful. I have been prescribed flucloxacillian and was wondering why? in regards to what it is potentially treating

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Asked On : Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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As you have mentioned you have punctured wound.
Flucloxacillin is a Antibiotic which is necessory in case of open wound suspected with bacterial infection.
Still you dont have fracture , though it is needed to treat and to prevent further progression of infection.
So you should continue the treatment with antibiotic
ok take care
Get well soon
Answered: Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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