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question about a wound and antibiotics

ive got an open wound on my arm it got infected so I got given strong antibiotics a week ago I've finished the course but my arm is still got pus coming out and its red and hot do I need to be admitted for IV antibiotics
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Hello and welcome to the forum.  Please call your doctor.  While you may not need IV antibiotics, you may need a different oral antibiotic than you took.  You are showing signs of infection continuing. https://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/skin-infection-signs#1  Please let us know  how you are doing.
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Hello~I would certainly see your GP again, you probably need a different antibiotic as the one that was given to you did not do the job.
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