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11660 Alpharetta Highway
Suite 430
Roswell, GA 30076
Phone: 770-255-1069
Fax: 770-255-1075
1405 Haw Creek Cir E
Cumming, GA 30041
Phone: 678-341-8035
Fax: 678-341-8041
Johns Creek
3890 Johns Creek Parkway
Suite 180
Suwanee, GA 30024
Phone: 678-551-6970
Fax: 678-551-6977
15 Reinhardt College Parkway
Suite 102
Canton, GA 30114
Phone: 404-537-5000
Fax: 404-795-5805

Home Treatment Guidelines

Use rubbing alcohol on small pimples twice a day to dry out the early lesions.

DO NOT attempt to "pop" larger lesions. This will increase the size due to skin trauma.

Incision and drainage by a physician is required for abcesses 2 or more centimeters in size (1 inch).

Progressive soft tissue infection (cellulitis) and multicentric outbreaks with severity require oral or IV antibiotics.

Exquisite hand hygiene, control of drainage and avoidance of damage to hair follicles(ie: shaving and plucking of hairs on legs and in the nose) is required to prevent spread of infection

Nasal antibiotic ointment may help nasal carriers (ie: Bactroban). This is determined by culture.

Bathing or showering with an antiseptic scrub (ie: Phisohex) may be required before surgery or during extensive outbreaks. Note that Phisohex is contra-indicated for infants and children.

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Four North Metro-Atlanta Offices

  • Cumming1405 Haw Creek Cir E
    Cumming, GA 30041
  • 678-341-8035
  • Johns Creek3890 Johns Creek Parkway
    Suite 180
    Suwanee, GA 30024
  • 678-551-6970
  • Canton15 Reinhardt College Pkwy
    Suite 102
    Canton, GA 30114
  • 404-537-5000
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Certificate of Reaccreditation

The Accreditation Commission for Health Care certifies that Infectious Disease Services of Georgia, P.C., in Roswell, Georgia, has continued to demonstrate a commitment to providing quality care and services to consumers through compliance with ACHC's nationally recognized Standards for Accreditation and is therefore re-granted Accreditation.