Prevention of wound sepsis in second and third-degree burns
How Are Topical Antibiotics Given?
Topical antibiotic medications are typically given as a cream or ointment that is applied to the skin. Topical antibiotics are often used daily for one to two weeks but sometimes require repeat treatments. Certain topical antibiotics are also given in the form of shampoo and body wash to treat conditions such as dandruff.
Common Side Effects and Risks of Topical Antibiotics
Table 3. Most Common Side Effects of Topical Antibiotics
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