Disposition

Hospitalization, with antibiotic therapy initiated in the emergency department (ED),

1. Systemic signs of sepsis

2. Antibiotic intolerance for any reason (e.g., emesis)

3. Immunosuppressive therapies or illness

4. Extensive areas of erythema or induration

5. Unremovable head/neck appliances or foreign bodies

6. Inability to comply with outpatient therapy is required for patients with facial cellulitis and the following associated conditions:

Outpatient therapy is appropriate in selected cases. Patients should be instructed to return to the ED for fever, difficulty swallowing or breathing, inability to take their antibiotics for any reason, or if there is worsening of their condition. The patient should be seen the following day for evaluation. If there is continued progression, admission for inpatient antibiotics is warranted. Patients at the extremes of age should have a lower admission threshold.

Was this article helpful?

0 0
How To Deal With Rosacea and Eczema

How To Deal With Rosacea and Eczema

Rosacea and Eczema are two skin conditions that are fairly commonly found throughout the world. Each of them is characterized by different features, and can be both discomfiting as well as result in undesirable appearance features. In a nutshell, theyre problems that many would want to deal with.

Get My Free Ebook


Post a comment