Treatment

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

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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