Which medications are used in the treatment of lymphangitis?

Updated: Dec 17, 2018
  • Author: Raymond D Pitetti, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Answer

Analgesics can help to control pain in patients with lymphangitis, and anti-inflammatory medications can help to reduce inflammation and swelling.

Antibiotics, including the following, can be used in the treatment of group A beta-hemolytic streptococci (GABHS) and S aureus infections:

  • Dicloxacillin

  • Cephalexin

  • Cefazolin

  • Cefuroxime

  • Ceftriaxone

  • Clindamycin

  • Nafcillin

  • Trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole (TMP/SMZ)


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