Watch For NEW Antibiotics for Skin Infections
New guidelines and antibiotics will improve treatment of skin infections...including methicillin-resistant Staph aureus (MRSA).
Help patients get appropriate treatment.
For minor infections WITHOUT pus, recommend starting with a beta-lactam (cephalexin, etc) for 5 to 7 days to cover strep. Instead of adding an antibiotic to cover MRSA, recommend switching later if needed.