Parotitis (bacterial)

 

 

Mild to moderate cases:

Rehydration, analgesia and stimulation of saliva production recommended.

If antibiotic required: flucloxacillin 

500mg four times daily

5 days

plus if anaerobic infection suspected or poor dentitionmetronidazole 

 

400mg three times daily

5 days

In penicillin allergy or MRSA:

Doxycycline 

200mg daily

5 days

plus if anaerobic infection suspected or poor dentition:

metronidazole

400mg three times daily

5 days