Post-operative wound infections

If collection present, surgical drainage will be required.

Post-op wound infection (excluding abdominal, female genital tract, head and neck) -  “Clean sites”:

flucloxacillin

500mg -1g four times daily

10-14 days

OR if penicillin allergic 

co-trimoxazole

960mg twice daily

10-14 days

Post- operative wound infections - abdominal, female genital tract, head and neck- “Dirty sites”:

co-trimoxazole

960mg twice daily

10-14 days

PLUS (if required)

metronidazole

400mg three times daily

10-14 days