Simple cellulitis in otherwise healthy adult patients can be treated as on an outpatient basis with dicloxacillin (500 mg PO q6h), a macrolide (EES 500 mg PO q6h, azithromycin 500 mg PO initial dose then 250 mg PO qd * 4 d, clarithromycin 500 mg PO q12h), or amoxicillin-clavulanate (875/125 mg PO q12h), with all treatments lasting for 10 days except for azithromycin. The exception to this is cellulitis involving the head or neck, for which most patients should be admitted for intravenous antibiotics. Appropriate intravenous antibiotics include parenteral first-generation cephalosporins (cefazolin 1 g IV q6h) and penicillinase-resistant penicillins (nafcillin or oxacillin 2 g IV q4h). In diabetics, a perenteral second- or third-generation cephalosporin (ceftriaxone 1-2 g IV qd) should be used or imipenem (500 mg IV q6h) in severe cases.5
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