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At Childrens Hospital in Los Angeles, ED nurses typically give cephalexin for children with straightforward cellulitis without an abscess, says Inge Morton, RN, CPN, education manager for the ED. "However, nowadays with MRSA [methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus] being prevalent in the community, clindamycin or trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole are the choice — especially with repeated cellulitis or if there is an abscess involved," she says.

Do these interventions for cellulitis in children