Medication summary

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

azithromycin or erythromycin

can be used in case patients are allergic to penicillin.

Analgesics and antipyretics can assist in alleviating symptoms. These drugs will ensure

patient comfort, have sedating properties, and promote pulmonary toilet that is advantageous

for patients who’ve sustained trauma or who’ve experienced pain.