Perineal wound infection - Antibiotic Prescribing

Comment from expert advisory group

  • The patient should be advised regarding correct hygiene of the perineum, particularly following episiotomy.


Drug Dose Duration +/- Notes
1st choice option   
Co-amoxiclav 625mg every 8 hours 7-10 days  
2nd choice option / Penicillin Allergy   
Clindamycin 300mg-450mg every 6 hours 7-10 days  

Patient Information

Reviewed May 2022

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