Treatment Considered approach

Treatment Considered approach

As already stated, erysipelas complications usually aren’t life-threatening and maximum

cases get resolved post antibiotic therapies without sequelae. Prompt treatment however of

this condition is vital due to potentially rapid

progression. Apart from antibiotic

administration, patient care includes:

 Saline wet dressing must be applied to necrotic and ulcerated lesions as well as

changed after every two to twelve hours based on severity of infection.

 Elevation as well as rest of affected limb: this is recommended for reducing

inflammation, pain, and local swelling

 Cold compresses

 Hydration (taken oral if possible)

 Symptomatic treatment of fever and aches