UK Guidelines Quiz – Leg Ulcers & Antibiotics

Dr Rob Hicks


August 13, 2019

NICE states that, in its experience, some improvement in infection symptoms or signs would be expected within 2 to 3 days. It also advises that when prescribing antibiotics for an infected leg ulcer, advice should be given to the patient about seeking medical help if symptoms of the infection - pain, heat, swelling, redness, or enlarging ulcer - worsen rapidly or significantly at any time, or do not start to improve within 2 to 3 days, as this might indicate a more serious condition or illness.


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