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A 25-year-old female asked:

My dr. prescribed me vibramycin (doxycycline) ab &garamycin cream for mild cellulitis in upper eye lid dt a mosquito bite..is this treatment suitable??

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Dr. Gehrig Harris
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Good treatment: For a mild cellulitis you should be fine to use a topical anitbiotic like Vibramycin (doxycycline) and/or Tobramycin. I usually use one or the other but both together is fine.
Dr. Matthew Goren
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Maybe: If you truly have cellulitis you will need a systemic antibiotic and not just a cream.

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Last updated May 7, 2015

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