Prompt treatment with appropriate antibiotics significantly reduces the risk of complications. Observe immunocompromised individuals (diabetes, women in puerperal period, chickenpox) as they are at increased risk of developing invasive infection.
- See Specialist Pharmacy Service for advice on using solid oral dosage form antibiotics in children
First line (mild)
Phenoxymethylpenicillin 500mg 4 times a day
In penicillin allergy
Clarithromycin 250mg to 500mg twice daily