oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - Topical antibiotic treatment Gail Mkele : review

Volume 76, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 2221-5875
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1017



The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of the more commonly used topical antibiotic agents and their role in therapy.

Topical antibiotic agents are some of the more commonly used products by the general public. They are used for a range of conditions from prevention of infection in cuts and grazes to the management of mild to moderate cases of acne. Although they have an important role to play in skin infections, their use is generally limited to short-term use and for the mild to moderate forms of infections.

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