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Top tips for adult cellulitis management

A trial oral Fluclox 1g QID unless : symptomatic PVD, symptomatic venous insufficiency or BMI >40 for all patients presenting with cellulitis in primary care

Discuss all cases for consideration of IVs without a trial of oral antibiotics with the Infectious Diseases team unless the criteria above are met-POAC funding requires specialist approval

IV antibiotics pre or post incision and drainage are not funded through POAC-discuss with surgical team at hospital if required

Great article on IV antibiotics for cellulitis –see here

Full adult pathway can be viewed here

Note: The above is applicable for adult cellulitis only.  For children <15 refer cellulitis in children pathway


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