What Are the Best Oral Antibiotics for Cellulitis?

Q:
What are the best oral antibiotics for cellulitis?

A:
Cellulitis is the spreading infection of skin. The affected skin appears swollen and red and is typically painful and warm to the touch. Cellulitis usually affects the skin on the lower legs, but it can occur in the face, arms and other areas. It occurs when a crack or break in your skin allows bacteria to enter.

The best oral antibiotics for cellulitis are as follows:
1.Penicillin:A choice for streptococci.
2.Amoxicillin: Inexpensive oral medication.
3.Clavulanate: Good oral drug.
4.Dicloxacillin: A good choice for patients with mild to moderate disease.
5.Doxycycline: An oral alternative to the very expensive medicine.
6.Moxifloxacin:Very convenient once daily dosing and effective against cellulitis.
7.Linezolid: Very, very expensive.

If you have a red, swollen, tender rash or a rash that’s changing rapidly as well as a fever,  please seek emergency care immediteately ; If with out a fever, please see your doctor.

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