Antibiotic treatment of cellulite can be administered intravenously, orally or by applying special ointments that contain antibiotic.
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Type of treatment used is decided according to the severity of the infection and its location.
- Oral antibiotics include penicillin or other preparations containing antibiotics related to it such as doxycycline (beta lactams). People allergic to penicillin will receive a cephalosporin antibiotic erythromycin or vancomycin.
- Preparations containing mupirocin, are effective in the treatment of cellulite with perianal location (common in children).
- Intravenous antibiotic treatment include nafcillin, levofloxacin or cephalosporins.