Cellulitis

Class I: patient afebrile and healthy other than cellulitis, use oral flucloxacillin alone.

Class II febrile & ill, or comorbidity, admit for intravenous treatment, or use OPAT (if available).

Class III toxic appearance: admit to hospital. 

If river or sea water exposure, discuss with specialist.

 

 

Flucloxacillin

500mg four times daily

For 7 days. If slow response continue for a further 7 days

If penicillin allergic: erythromycin

500mg four times daily

For 7 days. If slow response continue for a further 7 days

If facial: co-amoxiclav

625mg three times daily

For 7 days. If slow response continue for a further 7 days