There are 3 different ways to induce cellulitis treatment antibiotics into patient’s body. Oral, topical (skin applied) and intravenous (IV) style may be used to treat this medical condition of skin and soft tissue. The extend of the infection and its position determin what type of antibiotic treatment will be applied.
Types of antibiotic treatment
Oral treatment is made of antibiotics except penicillin or similar medications (such as dicloxacillin). For individuals who have an allergy to penicillin, erythromycin, cephalosporin or vancomycin is recommended.
Topical antibiotics are used in mild cases, they are usually applied on the affected skin area and generally used to treat mild to moderate cellulitis infection.
Intravenous antibiotics (IV). Here the antibiotics used are levofloxacin, nafcillin or cephalosporin. They are usually treating severe or orbital cellulitis cases.
Treatment with pills will free cellulitis inflammation, after about 7-10 days. The infected area responds quickly to antibiotics and you will feel the relief quickly. You will notice that the skin initially becomes red, but this is only a part-time skin response which is normal. The red should start to fade within 2 days. In case symptoms worsen in the following 48 hours upon taking the pills , or if the symptoms such as high temperature and vomiting start to appear, contact your doctor promptly.
Curing the cellulitis with antibiotics is the only way to fight this potentially serious infection. Here are some pills that are usually prescribed, take note that the name may vary from country to country. DO NOT BUY THEM ON YOUR OWN:
- penicillins (such are Wycillin, Bicillin, Pen Vee, V-Cillin)
- erythromycin (such are E-Mycin, Ery-Tab)
- cephalexin (such are Keflex ,Biocef)
- cloxacillin (such as Tegopen)
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