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.