Cellulitis - Mild

First Line

Flucloxacillin 500mg PO 6 hourly

Penicillin Allergy

Doxycycline  200mg PO STAT, then 100mg daily

 

(if oral route compromised - Clarithromycin 500mg IV 12 hourly)

Notes

Bilateral cellulitis is uncommon - consider other causes of bilateral lower limb soft tissue changes e.g. venous eczema before prescribing antibiotics

Mark area and review regularly.

Exclude signs of systemic infection.

Treatment duration: 5 days