Cellulitis - Moderate

First Line

IV Flucloxacillin 1g IV 6 hourly


If previous MRSA - follow penicillin allergy recommendation

Penicillin Allergy

Vancomycin IV as per protocol


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

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