Topical antibacterial agents.

  title={Topical antibacterial agents.},
  author={E T Kaye},
  journal={Infectious disease clinics of North America},
  volume={23 4},
  pages={945-63, ix}
Topical antibacterial agents occupy an important niche of antimicrobial therapy for both inpatients and outpatients. These agents, including antiseptic and antibiotic preparations, are used for prophylaxis and treatment of infection. Prophylactic uses include application for traumatic and surgical wounds, burns, intravascular catheters, and eradication of S. aureus nasal carriage. Topical antibacterial agents are also used for treatment of primary and secondary pyodermas. Individual… CONTINUE READING