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13.10 Anti-infective skin preparations

General Notes

  • See Chapter 5  for guidance on the management of
    • Abscesses/ Boils
    • Cellulitis / Impetigo
    • Bites
    • Athletes Foot
    • Fungal skin and nail infections

Bacterial Infection in eczema

 Refer to NICE NG190 (2-page visual summary) for management of secondary bacterial infection of eczema and other common skin conditions. In people who are not systemically unwell, do not routinely offer either a topical or oral antibiotic for secondary bacterial infection of eczema.