I had a AVR on May 22nd - after the operation the top end of the wound above the sternum became infected. I was advised to take Flucloxacillin 500mg 24 tablets for 7 days - at the end of the course the wound was still red and slightly pussy so I returned to the Royal Brompton Hospital where I had the operation and they redressed the wound and took a swab. I returned there 4 days later and was given a course of Ciprofloxacin 500mg 10 tablets for 5 days as they had detected pseudomonas in the wound and several dressings which I have used every other day. I have now finished the course of antibiotics and the wound has improved - it looks sealed but it is still slightly red. How long should the wound take to heal?
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