What Are the Medications for Cellulitis?

Q:
What are the medications for cellulitis?

A:
Cellulitis is a bacterial infection. The affected skin appears swollen and red and is typically painful and warm to 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.

In most cases, antibiotics are the most common medication for cellulitis, such as
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.

It’s important to identify and treat cellulitis early. Please contact your doctor if your symptoms are not relieved after using the drugs above.

Keywords: medical cellulitis; medication cellulitis

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