Cellulitis - Moderate

First Line

Flucloxacillin 1g 6 hourly IV

 

Penicillin allergy

Vancomycin IV as per protocol

Review daily for IV to oral switch. Empirical option if no microbiology results to guide:

Clindamycin 300mg 6 hourly PO

Notes

Mark area and review regularly

Send swabs for culture. Even if no break in skin a firm swab of most cellulitic area may yield pathogen to guide management.

Treatment duration:5-7 days