Cellulitis

ERYSIPELAS – caused by strep
1. Penicillin, Amoxicillin, Ampicillin (covers strep specificallly)

CELLULITIS – caused by strep and staph
No Abscess or pustular drainage – likely MSSA, MSSE
1. Cephalexin, Dicloxacillin – PO, for minor infxn
2. Oxacillin, Nafcillin, Cefazolin – IV, for more severe infxn
Abscess or purulent drainage present – likely MRSA, MRSE
3. TMP/SMX (Septra), Clindamycin, Doxycycline – PO, for minor infxn
4. Vanc, Linezolid, Ceftaroline, Tigecycline, Telavancin, Daptomycin – IV, for more severe infxn

 

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