Skin And Soft Tissue Infections

Note: Consider tetanus status in all patients. Bites

Note: Consider initiating outpatient therapy with a single dose of IV medication listed under inpatient therapy.


1. Cat bites have a high infection rate (30-50%) and frequently require IV antibiotic therapy. Close follow-up is mandatory.

2. Consider x-ray to rule out broken cat tooth.

1. Amoxicillin/clavulanate (Augmentin) 500/125 mg PO tid OR 875/125 mg PO bid [B] OR

2. Cefuroxime axetil (Ceftin) 500 mg PO bid [B]

Was this article helpful?

0 0
Cure Your Yeast Infection For Good

Cure Your Yeast Infection For Good

The term vaginitis is one that is applied to any inflammation or infection of the vagina, and there are many different conditions that are categorized together under this ‘broad’ heading, including bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis and non-infectious vaginitis.

Get My Free Ebook

Post a comment