18.104.22.168. Antibacterial preparations also used systemically
Fusidic acid 2% cream
|Metronidazole 0.75% cream/gel
- To avoid the development of resistance, fusidic acid should only be used for localised infections and not be used for longer than 7 days.
- For acute impetigo, refer to Primary Care Antibiotic Guidelines (note hydrogen peroxide 1% is first line for localized non-bullous impetigo)
- Topical antibacterials should be avoided in leg ulcers unless used for short courses for defined infections; treatment of bacterial colonization is generally inappropriate
- Metronidazole gel is helpful for secondary infections of fungating tumours