Cellulitis

If patient afebrile and healthy other than cellulitis, flucloxacillin alone may be used. 

If water exposure or face involved, discuss with microbiology. If febrile and ill, admit for IV treatment.

Flucloxacillin

500mg 4 x daily

may be increased to

1g 4 x daily if necessary

child dose

5 - 7 days

If penicillin allergic:

Clarithromycin

 

500mg 2 x daily

child dose

 

5 - 7 days

If facial (non-dental):

Co-amoxiclav

 

625mg 3 x daily

child dose

 

5 - 7 days