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What is a good antibiotic for cellulitis following iv?
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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Sensitivites
Hopefully, if you were sick enough to need IV antibiotics, cultures were done to see which specific bacteria caused your cellulitis.
If so, then the lab also tests to see which drugs the bacteria is "sensitive" to. These are the best ones to use. These can vary depending on the type of bacteria and where the infection is, if you caught it in hospital or at home, etc. As always, finish all the med!

In brief: Sensitivites
Hopefully, if you were sick enough to need IV antibiotics, cultures were done to see which specific bacteria caused your cellulitis.
If so, then the lab also tests to see which drugs the bacteria is "sensitive" to. These are the best ones to use. These can vary depending on the type of bacteria and where the infection is, if you caught it in hospital or at home, etc. As always, finish all the med!
Dr. Holly Maes
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Dr. Martin Tyson
Addiction Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
Usually tailored to the specific case, your medical history, severity, allergies, any cultures etc, but most commonly bacteria such as strep and staph i.
E gram positive bacteria are the cause, so penicillins, sulfa drugs like bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) cephalosporins would be good.

In brief: Depends
Usually tailored to the specific case, your medical history, severity, allergies, any cultures etc, but most commonly bacteria such as strep and staph i.
E gram positive bacteria are the cause, so penicillins, sulfa drugs like bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) cephalosporins would be good.
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Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends
Bactrim/septra(trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole and Clindamycin are great choices and cheap!unless sensitivity from your culture results says otherwise.
Then your doctor will prescribe you that particular antibiotics to best treat your cellulitis, which could be very expensive.

In brief: Depends
Bactrim/septra(trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole and Clindamycin are great choices and cheap!unless sensitivity from your culture results says otherwise.
Then your doctor will prescribe you that particular antibiotics to best treat your cellulitis, which could be very expensive.
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