Erysipelas cellulitis is a kind of skin infection (cellulitis)
Erysipelas usually is caused by bacteria that belong to group A Streptococcus. This is a
condition that can affect both adults and children.
Risk factors included:
Sores (erysipelas lesions) develop on cheeks as well as bridge of nose
Skin lesion with raised border
Very red, warm, swollen, and painful skin underneath the lesion (skin)
Chills, shaking, and fever
Usage of Ketoprofen is done for relief from moderate to mild inflammation and pain. Initially
small dose is indicated in elderly patients, small children, and patients with liver or renal
Continue reading “Ketoprofen”
Codeine/acetaminophen can be used for moderate to mild pain treatment.
Acetaminophen and hydrocodone bitratrate (Norco, Zydone, Lortab, Vicodin ES). This
combination will be used for reliving severe to moderate pain.
Acetaminophen and oxycodone (Magnacet, Roxicet, Endocet, Percocet)
This combination of acetaminophen and oxycodone can be used for relieving severe to Continue reading “Codeine acetaminophen”
Controlling of pain is vital to quality patient care. Antipyretics and analgesics ensure comfort
in patients, have sedating properties, and promote pulmonary toilet beneficial for patients
having sustained trauma and for those who are experiencing pain. Continue reading “Analgesics Antipyretics”
As soon as the patient is diagnosed with erysipelas, antibiotics must be started. As already
stated, streptococci leads to maximum cases of this disease hence penicillin remained first-
line therapy. First-generation macrolide or cephalosporin like Continue reading “Medication”
Patients having recurrent erysipelas must be guided regarding local antisepsis as well as
general wound care predisposing of lower extremity skin lesions such as asteatotic dermatitis,
stasis ulcers, tow web intertrigo, and tinea pedis must aggressively be treated for Continue reading “Long-term Management”
Streptococci lead to maximum erysipelas cases hence penicillin remains first-line therapy.
Administration of penicillin is done intramuscularly or orally as it is sufficient for maximum
classic erysipelas cases and it must be given for ten to twenty days.
First-generation marcolide or Continue reading “Pharmacologic treatment”
Patients having acute infections that involve extremities must be encouraged for limiting their
activities as well as keeping affected limbs elevated for decreasing Continue reading “Activity”
Hospitalization for intravenous antibiotics and close monitoring is suggested in severe
situations as well as for elderly patients, infants, and patients who’ll be immune-
compromised. This is also suggested for patients who Continue reading “Inpatient care”
Debridement is vital in severe infection cases with gangrene or necrosis.