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I have an infection in my foot, mainly affecting the second

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I have an infection in my foot, mainly affecting the second toe from the big tow. My GP prescribed a 7 day course of Flucloxacillin 500mg capsules which I commenced on Monday afternoon. It does appear to be clearing. Should I be concerned or will the results only show after the course is complete. The dosage, which I have been adhering to is 4 capsules per day.
JA: When were you prescribed this medication? How severe were any side effects?
Customer: 6.00pm on Friday 7th September. N0 side effects, just the pain which was there from day one and hasn't got any worse.
JA: Got it. Have you used anything else for this?
Customer: NO
JA: Thank you so much for your time. Finally, is there anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: In July 2018 I was in a Cornwall hospital where I contracted sepsis and pneumonia which left me weak for several months. Lat December I again developed pneumonia and was in William Harvey Hospital, Ashford for two weeks. I have type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease (two heart attacks in 14 years. Two stints fitted after first heart attack and one fitted in June this year.
Submitted: 8 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dermadoc replied 8 days ago.


Welcome and Thank you for your query posted.

My name is***** and being a Specialist I would be able to provide you with an appropriate solution to your concern.

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Expert:  Dermadoc replied 6 days ago.


Without the information I asked for, I can only give you a general answer, but I hope this helps.

The infection will show resolution after the course is over, but it will show signs of improvement with a few doses.

how is the infection now?