View Full Version : Which Antibiotic to use on a Wound or Abcess? SMELL IT!

island rehabber
06-21-2015, 04:47 PM
Whether or not an abcess is extremely malodorous tells us what antibiotics to use. Per HRT4SQRLS, addressing a thread about a wound that "stunk up the entire house":

Any time you have a wound that smells that bad you are dealing with an anaerobe. Even in the lab they smell horrible. You need to add an antibiotic to cover anaerobes as the SMX-TMP won't be enough. The drugs for anaerobes are Clindamycin, Metronidazole and Clavamox does have some anaerobic coverage also.

Horrible stench (anaerobic bacteria): use
(1st choice) CLINDAMYCIN,
(2nd choice) METRONIDAZOLE,
(3rd choice) CLAVAMOX.

Mild or no odor (aerobic bacteria):
Baytril or SMZ-TMP (Bactrim, Sulfatrim)

06-22-2015, 04:37 AM
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