Cellulitis

Neha Bansal
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Treatment of Cellulitis
Oral therapy is sufficient in cases with minor infection. However, large infection requires intravenous treatment. Antibiotics like amoxicillin-clavulanate or first-generation cephalosporin are effective first line agents. However, Ceftriaxonemay also be used. (2) Antibiotics should be given for at least 3-10 days depending on the extent of the disease. (2)

Supportive therapy like analgesics, cool compress, along with immobilization helps in early recovery. In case the patient is unresponsive to therapy, a second or third generation cephalosporin must be considered. (2)Recurrent and extensive disease may require surgical intervention. (2)


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Cellulitis Cellulitis 01/15/2013
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