Superinfection is an adverse effect of several anti-infective medications, such as cephalosporin, vancomycin, and macrolide.
It could be associated with fever; glossitis that is characterized by red swollen/inflamed tongue; black hairy tongue; diarrhea; mucous membrane lesions, and vaginal itching and discharge.
In case of superinfections, nurses may consider:
Antifungal medications that are usually administered with food to reduce gastrointestinal upset;
Good skin care, which is a nursing consideration in many cases, such as liver impairment and delayed allergic reaction;
Frequent mouth care, and
Small, frequent feedings, which is also a nursing consideration in several cases, such as liver impairment.
Source of Information:
NCLEX-PN Content Review Guide: Preparation for the NCLEX-PN Examination (Kaplan Test Prep) – https://amzn.to/3jXwuZb *