Antibiotics for the skin (topical)

Topical antibiotics

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The Antibiotics for the skin (topical) subcategory of medicines is also known as topical antibiotics.

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Related information - antibiotics for the skin (topical)


For health professionals (Medicine)
13 Nov 2015 Learn about wise use of antibiotics for skin infections, especially in bite and clenched fist injuries.
For health professionals (Health professional publication)
13 Nov 2015 Bites and clenched fist injuries are common sites of skin infections but may not require antibiotics. Read more about assessing risk of infection in skin wounds and prescribing appropriately.
(Health professional development)
04 Jul 2014 Free continuing professional development activities on antibiotics for health professionals
For health professionals (Health professional publication)
01 Oct 2013 Oral antibiotics are an option to treat acne but have potentially more side effects than topical treatments (skin creams). When should you use prescription treatment?

Active ingredients used in antibiotics for the skin (topical)