Diabetic Foot Infections - Mild

Antibiotic Naive

Flucloxacillin 1g PO qds (+ Metronidazole 400mg PO tds if anaerobes suspected)

Antibiotic Naive - Penicillin Allergy

Doxycycline 100mg PO bd

or

Clindamycin 300mg-450mg PO qds

(Both have anaerobic cover)

Non-Antibiotics Naive

Doxycycline 100mg PO bd

or

Clindamycin 300mg-450mg PO qds

(Both have anaerobic cover)

MRSA

Review microbiology results and discuss with microbiology

Notes

Please note this part of policy is under review

SYMPTOMS

  • Pus or two or more of: erythema, warmth, pain, tenderness, induration
  • Any cellulitis <2cm around the wound confined to skin and subcutaneous tissue, and
  • No evidence of systemic infection

Treatment Duration

Treat for 7 days. If improved but not resolved continue for further 7 days