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I developed cellulitis in the left leg following a total knee replacement. Keflex didn't work, but Vancomycin, although two weeks worth is a long time, has seemingly worked very well. The redness and swelling and pain are all going away. With 6 days remaining on i.v., I'm praying it removes the bacterial infection altogether.

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I got an IV of this stuff the other day at the hospital for a staph infection in my foot (hadn't responded to oral antibiotics and had gotten really bad and big overnight). About 45 minutes into the IV my scalp started to itch. Mild at first, then about 10 minutes later I was scratching like crazy and it was the most itchy scalp experience I ever had. Then I started to get a hot face and go really...

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Loving Daughter | 75 or over | Female | On medication for less than 1 month | Caregiver
6/30/2015
Condition: Infection Occurring During or Soon After an Operation
Overall rating 1.3
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Mom had surgery on leg (broken bone & ankle). I had to give it to her at home intravenously. She developed constipation and uranary retention in 3 days. I took her to back to hospital where she ended up staying there a week before she was sent home with another IV antibiotic. She is allergic to any penicillin type medication.

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Marilyn.760 | 55-64 | Female | On medication for less than 1 month | Patient
2/5/2010
Condition: Infection Occurring During or Soon After an Operation
Overall rating 5.0
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I developed cellulitis in the left leg following a total knee replacement. Keflex didn't work, but Vancomycin, although two weeks worth is a long time, has seemingly worked very well. The redness and swelling and pain are all going away. With 6 days remaining on i.v., I'm praying it removes the bacterial infection altogether.

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Lishynishy | 25-34 | Female | On medication for less than 1 month | Patient
8/27/2009
Condition: Skin Infection due to Staphylococcus Epidermidis Bacteria
Overall rating 3.3
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I was given this drug by IV. and it worked.

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sophiemeister | 25-34 | Female | On medication for less than 1 month | Patient
12/9/2007
Condition: Skin Infection due to Staphylococcus Aureus Bacteria
Overall rating 3.3
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I got an IV of this stuff the other day at the hospital for a staph infection in my foot (hadn't responded to oral antibiotics and had gotten really bad and big overnight). About 45 minutes into the IV my scalp started to itch. Mild at first, then about 10 minutes later I was scratching like crazy and it was the most itchy scalp experience I ever had. Then I started to get a hot face and go really red and on my neck and face and feel like my head was about to explode from pressure (like with a sinus headache)Then I felt pressure on my throat and chest, got kind of worried that I couldn't swallow. They stopped the IV and it was 90% empty anyways. The next IVs were another antibiotic (Cefelexin?? somethign like that) and I had no reaction to them.

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