Malignant otitis externa

First Line

Piperacillin-Tazobactam (Tazocin) 4.5g IV 6 hourly

Penicillin Allergy

Meropenem 1g IV 8 hourly

 

Notes

Review previous microbiology.

Send ear swabs prior to commencing antibiotics.

 

Treatment duration: Discuss with ENT and Microbiology consultant.